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Why Choose ROCK Properties Real Estate

After 15+ years serving Round Rock and North Austin area real estate clients, we know Austin, Round Rock and the northwest suburbs like the back of our hands.  When you choose Rock Properties, you’ll be served by an agent who knows & works in the area(s) that fit your needs.  We share our experience and market knowledge to provide you the information you need to make a more informed decision.

If you read our reviews, you’ll see that our clients love our no pressure approach and high level of customer service that we pride ourselves on, which has helped us build our local reputation.  We’re able to help our clients through the transaction, provide information & guidance when it’s requested, and help you through the process at your own pace.  The Austin real estate market moves fast but we can accommodate you no matter what pace you prefer.

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What We Do For Buyers:

  • Provide information about home warranty programs to protect your investment.
  • Listen to what YOU want. Communicate with YOU on a regular basis.
  • Review your closing documents and settlement costs.
  • Keep YOU informed about legal requirements commonly associated with residential real estate.
  • Help in selecting a closing company.
  • Explain the repair process on resale homes or the builder walk-through inspection on new homes.
  • Explain the advantages of owning versus renting.
  • Advise YOU on financing alternatives and qualifying for a loan.
  • Provide information on leasing, resale and new home builders.
  • Help YOU in selecting your home and provide you with information on comparable real estate values.
  • Write the standard purchase agreement for YOU.
  • Provide a list of licensed property and termite inspectors.
  • Be a buyer’s agent if YOU wish.

Here are a few points to consider when making your choice:

Local Knowledge:

The first rule of choosing an agent when buying a home is to choose an agent that is a local expert, because what really matters are the market conditions in the local region, town, or neighborhood in which you are buying. They will also have knowledge of the home market in the community, like how much the type of home you are looking for typically costs. Being local also means that they are aware of community information, schools, taxes, how to check about local crime and happenings, zoning issues, utilities, and nearby plans for development.

Client First:

Your Realtor® should be a trusted partner to help guide you through this life changing event with your best interests and personal goals in the forefront of their mind rather than the amount of commission they may get in their pocket.

Experience:

Find out how long have they been in the real estate business and how long with their current company. They should have a long list of happy former clients, trusted vendors and local knowledge of the city and neighborhood housing trends.

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You Deserve To Work With A Professional

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Work With a Professional:
Your home will likely be the greatest financial investment you’ll ever make. With the help of a trained real estate agent, it can also be your wisest. Give yourself every opportunity to come out on top by working with a professional.

Working with a dedicated agent on your next home purchase will save you time and add professional assurance to every step of the process. With the guarantee of a solid investment, the decision could also make you more wealthy when it’s time to sell.

Get the Best Deal:
Many real estate transactions include an extensive negotiating process. Your agent will represent you and get you the best deal possible. Expect them to attend property inspections, make sure any and all agreed-upon repair work is carried out, and to handle the paperwork related to the sale. An agent can also help set up the financing for your investment, and work directly with a broker to provide you with a seamless service package.

Communication:
A key to an expert agent being able to provide great service is his or her communications skills. They should do a lot of listening and ask a few key questions. It is important to remember that good communication is a two-way street. You need to be open and honest with an agent to save both you and them time and effort. If you aren’t looking to buy for an extended period of time (3 months or longer), be upfront about that.
To be effective, an agent needs to understand your current financial situation. If you are a first-time home buyer and you can only put 3% down on your home purchase, let your agent know. A great agent can help you find innovative solutions to many obstacles.

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Technology:
In today’s market, an expert agent must have the ability to use technology to help with your home search. An expert agent will be able to utilize electronic multiple listing services to gather information on housing trends and prices. New homes for sale hit the real estate market daily so your agent must be able to provide you with information on your options in a timely fashion. Your agent will save you valuable time by making sure you see all of the properties that meet your needs and preferences.

Integrity:
Of course, a key piece to having an expert agent work for you is honesty and integrity. How do you determine if an agent is an expert, and how do you know if they are honest? You can ask friends or family members for recommendations of an agent or you can look at online customer reviews.

Summary:
A good Realtor® will help you find a home you like, but a great Realtor® will help you purchase a home that you love, that fits your family’s needs and provides you with a firm foundation for your financial future. You deserve to work with a professional that can provide you the best service. Contact us anytime to learn more about the local home buying process.

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In Texas, the homeseller typically pays the commission of the agent that is listing the home for sale as well as the commission of the agent that is representing the buyer.  Commission payments to the real estate agents on both sides are typically paid out of the proceeds of the sale at closing and are typically 3% of the sale price for each agent.

Buyers will typically incur some costs as part of the purchase. Those costs most commonly include:

EARNEST MONEY: Usually about 1% of the sales price.

OPTION MONEY: The option fee is typically $500-$1000 for an average priced home.

INSPECTION COSTS:  For a standard inspection of an average priced single family home, a buyer can expect to pay $500 – $1,000.

LENDER COSTS & FEES:  These fees are based on the Lender’s APR (Annual Percentage Rate),  The APR, reflects the true and total cost of the loan. It factors in the interest rate plus any upfront costs and fees that are charged by the lender to obtain that rate or to close the loan, such as points, fees, or other costs associated with the loan.

DOWNPAYMENT: This is the portion of the loan that you pay at closing, while the rest of the loan is typically paid over time through a mortgage.   Down payments are usually a percentages of the mortgage in the range of 5%, 10%, 20%, 30% down, etc).

MARKET VALUE:  The FMV (Fair Market Value) is simply the agreed upon price between a willing buyer and seller, both of whom are reasonably knowledgeable about the property in question.

APPRAISED VALUE: The valuation determined by a professional appraiser during the mortgage origination process. 

ASSESSED TAX VALUE: This is the value assessment performed by the county tax assessor’s office for tax purposes.

The listing agent works for the seller, and they are obligated to work in the seller’s best interest.

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