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We have compiled a list of FAQs, helpful links, and services to aid you in your real estate experience.

 

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How does Foundation help home sellers?

Advertising

  • Weekly ad in the Santa Barbara Newspress every Sunday.
  • Featured on www.foundationrg.comwww.realtor.com, www.sbaor.com, and others subject to availability.
  • Personal website for your property at www.youraddress.com with showing information, photos, features and directions.
  • Colorful property brochures including a description of the property will be designed to give to buyers and other agents.

Showings

  • The easiest way for potential buyers to view properties is to be able to see the property via a Lock Box along with a Realtor. The Realtor can be instructed of your specific needs, either leaving a message at your home or cell phone number with the time the showing is going to be arranged or by appointment with you directly.
  • You will be given feedback on all showings within 48 hours of showings.
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Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

  • The listing will be submitted to the MLS service immediately upon taking the listing.
  • An email announcing this new listing and all subsequent open houses and caravans will be sent to each of the agents and associate members (approximately 1,200).

Brokers' Caravan - Subject to Seller Approval

  • A Caravan where Brokers and Agents tour properties in your area will be scheduled for the first week the listing has been on the market. It will be held from 10:00-1:00. This is a great way for many agents to view the property in a short period of time.

Sign - Subject to Seller Approval

  • Subject to seller’s approval, a sign will be placed in front of the property with our phone number to facilitate calls directly to our company by any buyers or agents passing by.
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FAQs

What are the steps to buying a home?
  1. Initial Meeting
  2. Loan Qualification
  3. Find a Home
  4. Present and Negotiate Offer
  5. Open Escrow
  6. Contingency Period
  7. Obtain Homeowner’s Insurance
  8. Sign Documents
  9. Down Payment
  10. Close the Escrow
How much can I afford?

Every buyer’s situation is different. We recommend using one of the online calculators to help you determine your loan qualification and financial needs.

How long does the buying/selling process take?

On average, it can take up to [X] months from listing a property for sale to closing escrow. For buyers, we average [X] months on finding a suitable property for our clients.

Where can I learn about nearby schools and colleges?

We recommend using Great Schools, School Matters and the National Center for Education Statistics search tool to look up information.

Should I buy or continue to rent?

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Who pays the Realtor fees when buying a home?

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How long does the seller have to respond to my offer?

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What if my offer is rejected?

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