Frequently Asked Questions
Question: What Can I Do To Get The Most Money Out Of My Home?

Answer:  There can be many answers to this question.  However, one thing is to clean, paint, and to replace carpet in any rooms which appear worn or dated.  "Sweat Equity" is one way to maximize the sale price of your home.
Question: What Can I Do To Be Best Prepared For Searching For My New Home?

Answer:  First, secure a "preapproval letter" from your lender.  This letter indicates that you are financially prequalified to purchase your new home.  In addition, it can be an advantage when accompanying your offer to purchase.  The "preapproval letter" also tells the seller that they are negotiating with a qualified buyer. 
Question: What Is The Advantage To Working With Sherman Realty and Appraisal?

Answer:  Mark Sherman has 26 years of experience in the sale and appraisal of more than 8,000 residential properties.  In the past, while working for a Century 21 real estate franchise, Mark achieved top producer awards for his excellence in sales.  In addition, Mark knows value.  He is a Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA) with the Appraisal Institute.  Your advantage in working with Mark is his extensive real estate knowledge and ability to resolve obstacles to the sale.
Question: How Much Should I Spend For My New Home?

Answer:  Notice that this question does not ask "How much can I afford?"  But rather, "how much should I spend for housing?"  A mortgage lender will tell you what you can afford.  But what you should spend may be different.  In the purchase of a new home buyers should not be a "slave" to their new home.  It is important to live a quality of life which allows for personal enjoyment, maintaining relationships, and providing for family necessities.  If your house payment does not allow for this then consider lowering your purchase price expectations.
Mark Sherman
Real Estate Broker, GRI, SRA
1042 E. Lindbergh St.
Appleton, WI  54911
(920) 739-4588
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