When you hire The Niel Group to assist you with the purchase of real estate, our goal is to find the right property, at the best price, in the right time, with the least amount of problems. The real estate buying process is exciting and fun, but it can be complicated and will likely result in one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime. We have assembled the following list to help ensure you have a positive experience.
One of your first tasks will be to get pre-qualified through a mortgage broker. A reputable mortgage broker will be able to ascertain the amount of money a bank or investor will allow you to borrow for your real estate purchase. They will also be able to furnish you with a pre-approval letter, which is important to have on file when making an offer to purchase as it will show the sellers that you are a sound candidate for acquiring their property.
Serious consideration must be given to the location of your home or property as real estate values, services, taxes, schools, and lifestyles vary across different areas. Through our intimate knowledge of Baldwin and Escambia counties, we can help you determine which locations may be best suited for you.
Type of Property
There are several property types to consider including single family homes, condominiums, townhouses, multifamily homes, and vacant land. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each type of property is important so that you can be sure to find the one that will best suit your desired lifestyle. Click Property Types for a detailed summary of each property type.
No matter the age of a property, a professional inspection is of utmost importance as it will provide you with a report of the property’s current condition. This information can assist you when negotiating for the purchase of real estate, can help you budget for future repairs, and will give you a great understanding of the upkeep required for your new property.
Gathering as much information as possible about a potential real estate purchase is extremely important, so be sure to ask questions. You should always consider asking the age of home systems, why the seller is selling, and what local area services are offered. Click Questions to Ask when Buying a Home for a more thorough list of questions.
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As an Orange Beach homeowner and resident, Lance enjoys living the Gulf Coast lifestyle and is passionate about sharing it with others. He helps his valued clients achieve wealth creation and personal fulfillment by providing unparalleled customer service for the purchase and sale of property along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Lance offers his clients a dynamic approach with a unique perspective on the real estate market gained through his entrepreneurial background in real estate, insurance, and finance.
Lance began his real estate career in Orange Beach shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2005, where he obtained a degree in finance. Throughout his years of real estate sales, Lance has also been a ctive in real estate development and investment. In 2012, Lance co-founded two local insurance firms focused on creating and providing property insurance products for coastal Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and South Carolina. In 2015, Lance founded a US equities trading firm. Most recently Lance has refocused all of his efforts on developing and growing his real estate sales business. He teamed up with his wife, Erin Niel, to form The Niel Group in early 2017. When Lance isn’t busy with real estate, he thoroughly enjoys fishing, hunting, live music, and spending time with his family.
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"As out-of-town buyers, we were very concerned about having good local representation. Lance Niel and his team went beyond our expectations in getting us to the finish line on our beach condo purchase. We will use his services again!"