The Fountain Group
The Fountain Group

Buyer’s FAQs

How will you tell me about the newest homes available?

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) website provides up-to-date information for every home on the market. We constantly check the New on Market list so we can be on the lookout for our clients. We will get you this information right away the way that is most convenient for you, by phone and/or e-mail. In a changing housing market like today when many homes are sold before they officially hit the market, being part of Benchmark Realty, which has over 500 real estate agents, is a big benefit to our Buyers as many homes are sold internally within our offices. Ask us about this!

Will you inform me of homes from all real estate companies or only Benchmark Realty?

We will keep you informed of all homes. We want to help you find your dream home, which means we need to stay on top of every home that’s available in the market.

Can you help me find new construction homes?

Yes, we can work with most builders and get you the information you need to make a decision. On your first visit with the builder, we will accompany you. By using our services with a new construction home purchase, you will receive the services we offer, as well as those provided by the builder, at no additional cost.

How does for sale by owner (FSBO) work?

Homeowners trying to sell their home without agent representation are usually doing so in the hopes of saving the commission. If you see a FSBO and want the advantages of our services, let us contact the owner for you and make an appointment. Most times the homeowner will work with an agent, even though their home is not listed, since the agent is introducing a potential buyer to their property.

Can we go back through our property again once an offer is made, but before possession?

Usually we can notify the seller and schedule a convenient time to visit the property again. Immediately before the closing, we will schedule a final walk-through and inspection of your new home.

Once our offer is accepted, what should I do?

Celebrate and focus on moving into your new home! You will want to keep in close contact with your lender and provide all the required documents upon his/her request.  Communication with your lender is viable for a successful and less stressful closing.

You will want to schedule your move, pack items, and notify businesses of your address change. We will provide you with a moving checklist to help you remember all the details. Either we or your lender will also give you a good faith estimate and HUD statement, which will indicate the amount you will need to bring to closing.