1. Good the a reliable Bank and get pre approved
2. Interview several Buyer Agents if you can find one who is ONLY a Buyer Agent Better. You can deal with the Seller Agent which will make he or she a dual agent BUT this limits just how much he or she can REALLY represent you only, that agent can't. Not advisebale.
3. Will your fiance be involved with the purchase of this house ?
4. Is it feasible to sell his house at this time or better to rent. Being a Pure Buyer Agent if my
clients going to take a loss I suggest turning home into a rental til the sellers market comes back.
5. Being in Columbia find a good Property Manager with a Large Local Company. When the time
comes that property manager for sure has realtor in the group to list house for you!
6. Have your Realtor do comps to justify the price being asked and I just looked up the tax records
on that house and see some interesting information on home the present owne acquired the house
and that will help determine first offer.
7. In your offer have your agent ask for closing costs and a 1 year service contract such as AHS.
8. There is no magical solution to offers and accpeting an offer. It comes down too who wants to
buy it more that would be you or sell it more. Looked up tax records on that house and saw item
I would take into consideration when making initial offer. You can email me at email@example.com. Happy to share with you even if you pick another agent. Best of luck
Louis Russo Carolina One Buyer, Investor and Relocation Agent