Buy + Sell Toolkit

Fall in love with home ➱ Buy home
List home ➱ Sell home

I wish it really was that simple. But it’s usually not.

In between (and before, and after) each of those steps are forms, agent-to-agent communications, inspections, sometimes ridiculously short deadlines, and disclosures – just for starters. In addition to supporting your home search or marketing your home, a Realtor’s main job is to make sure all of this stuff is done right, at the right time, and with the best imaginable outcome for our clients.

To give you a sense of what we might encounter in our work together, here are a few simple tools and resources that can provide you with some starting points.

Get in touch with me and we can discuss further.

Home Search

My site includes a general home search tool that draws from current listing data and is updated in real time. While some of the commercial real estate reference sites (Zillow, Trulia) can be useful for certain things, the data available to Realtors is, in most cases, more reliable and up-to-date, and we often know about homes about to hit the market. Get in touch with me and let me help you find a home that works for you.

Mortgage Calculator

This is a highly simplified mortgage calculator that should help you to get a general sense of how your monthly payment might look. Your particular situation may vary depending on the nature of your financing.Get in touch with me and let’s put a finer point on this.

What’s My Home Worth?

The best way to determine the value of your home is for us to get together and work up a Comparative Market Analysis. In addition to analyzing comparable, recently sold properties and the nature of the market in a given area, other major factors that impact value are updates (and the quality of those updates), condition issues, “curb appeal” (its a real thing and not just a buzzword), and other features that may not be apparent from a drive-by or an email exchange. Get in touch with me and lets determine your home’s potential value in today’s market.

Buyer’s Guide

A useful and informative buyer’s guide brochure produced by my brokerage, Restaino & Associates.

Seller’s Guide

And a useful and informative seller’s guide brochure, also produced by my brokerage, Restaino & Associates.

Real Estate Terms Glossary

Here’s a reference for the major terms and principles used in real estate. Welcome to our world.