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FROM THE LISTING...

TO THE SETTLEMENT

“Outstanding experience with Chris & Claude Co. as they worked tirelessly to help us sell our home. We were selling in the middle of a unique market, and despite the downturn, they helped us get what we wanted and made the entire process feel seamless.”

WE ARE

CHRIS & CLAUDE

We are experts in home buying, selling and renovation. If you’re looking for a real estate agent that knows the market, understands the bones of a house, and cares deeply about cultivating community, you’ve come to the right place!

We serve Lancaster, Chester and Berks counties. Whether you hire us or simply have questions about buying or selling, we want to get to know you. Get a free consult here!

Do yourself a favor by skipping all of the other realtors and instead, work directly with Chris and his team. Five years ago we purchased a HUD home in Lancaster City. Chris helped us put together the winning bid and guided us through the entire process.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Huge sites like Zillow and Realtor.com make some feel that they can find or sell their home on their own. But think about it, if you were in court with a potential judgment hanging over your head of several hundred thousand dollars you probably wouldn’t try to represent yourself. 

A good real estate agent is an expert guide who can protect you from costly mistakes, represent your interests and be on your team. And that’s what we do.

We know buying and selling properties like the back of our hand. If you do too, no need to hire a real estate agent. But if you don’t, do yourself a favor and get in touch!

In Pennsylvania the real estate commission is paid by the seller and is typically between 5% and 6% of the cost of the house. The commission is typically split evenly between the listing agent and the buyer’s agent. However it’s also good to know that commissions for both buyers and sellers are negotiable between the agents and their clients. If you’re not comfortable negotiating, make sure to hire a real estate agent you trust.

As of Summer 2024, homes that are priced correctly and have no major maintenance items are under contract about 7 days after being listed. However what is normal can easily change as the market ebbs and flows.

The best window for sellers is usually March-May. Once school is out for the year people start thinking about vacations and less about home buying. September and October have often been nearly as good as Spring. December and January on the other hand remain the worst months to list a home.

This depends on the number of buyers in your market and the number of homes available similar to yours. The bank determines the value of your home by sending out a licensed appraiser to do an assessment and then calculate the value of your home. The maximum appraisal value will limit these buyers to how much they can offer for your home. The only way to get around this is to find a cash buyer who does not need a mortgage to purchase.

Chris and his entire team did a fantastic job guiding and helping through the purchase of a new property. Their communication, attention to detail and support were top notch and we are so grateful to have professionals like them investing back into the communities around them.

THE PROCESS

STEP ONE

CONTACT US

Reach out and tell us about the property you’d like to sell. We’ll tour your property and give a price opinion.

STEP TWO

BECOME OUR CLIENT

Choose us as your agent and sign the listing contract. We will collect property data for your listing.

STEP THREE

LISTING GOES LIVE

Your listing goes live, then we market it and handle showings.

STEP FOUR

PROPERTY SALE

Offers come in, you select your preferred offer and the sale goes under contract.

STEP FIVE

SETTLEMENT

Come to the settlement to close the deal and receive your payment.

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WHAT YOUR HOME IS WORTH

Find out how much your home is worth and get answers to all your real estate questions. Fill out this form for a free consult with us!

Don’t feel like filling out a form? Just give us a call instead- 717-201-0838