Here at House of Sparks we're committed to being the go-to when it comes to buying a home!

Watch below for everything you need to know if you're thinking about buying a home in 2024!

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Are you ready to buy your first home, downsize or upsize?

 

Don't know where to start?!

 

Learn about the current housing market in the greater Springfield, MO area and what to think about before you buy a home!

 

You will learn about credit, the process of putting an offer on a home, home shopping & what to look for, inspections and so much more.

 

Take a look around and let me know how I can help you.

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Christina Sparks, Realtor

Founder & Owner of House of Sparks

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Welcome to the Home Buyer Central!

Enjoy the latest & most up-to-date marketing & sales tactics to make the most educated decision when buying a home!

You're pre-qualified with a Government loan..

♦ What is a government loan?

♦ Do all homes qualify?

♦ What should you look for when home shopping?

Buying Sight Unseen

♦ Come along with me while I show my buyer the home she bought for the FIRST time

♦ What exactly is sight unseen?

♦ Enjoy a day in the life of a Realtor!

So you wanna buy a house?...

♦ What is the FIRST step?

♦ Knowing your finances are IMPORTANT

♦ Talk to a lender BEFORE anything

Should you get a home inspection?

♦ Pro's & con's of getting a home inspection

♦ Why are home inspections important?

♦ What things should you look for on the inspection report?

4 Hidden costs of homeownership

♦ Saving for unexpected repairs

♦ What costs aren't included in closing

 

Home Affordability

♦ What contributes to home affordability?

♦ Interest rates & how they affect your monthly payment

Find the right REALTOR for YOU

♦ What questions do you ask an agent?

♦ How to know if an agent is right for you

 

Home Buyer Fears

♦ What fears to potential home buyers have

♦ Let's talk & put your mind at ease

Home Buyer MUST watch

♦ I'll crush the rumors you've heard about home buying

♦ Is home buying the most stressful part of your life?

♦ A comprehensive checklist to buying a home

What is a Leaseback?

♦ Do you need to rent the home your buying?

♦ What are the terms of a leaseback?

What's the FIRST step in buying a home?

♦ You're ready, now what?!

♦ Educate yourself!

♦ Find a Realtor & Lender you want to work with

Mortgages!

♦ What types of loans are there?

♦ What does my credit score need to be?

♦ What are the down payment options?

DO YOU WANT TO GET A FREE CUSTOM HOME BUYER PLAN?

Go to the next page to request a custom market home buyer action plan!

What is Dual Agency in Real Estate?

♦ What is a Dual Agent?

♦ How does having a dual agent change the transaction?

♦ Why dual agency isn't always the best idea

Ready to write an offer?

♦ What options you have for terms

♦ Protect yourself in the contract

♦ Timelines & contingencies 

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Why work with me?

 

I care more about the people that I have the opportunity to work with more than how many transactions I finish in a year.

 

Check out my brand story, what makes me...well, me!

What people are saying about working with me!

Helping people is my passion!  See how I've helped all of these wonderful clients!

Loved working with her. She was quick at getting me in the door to start looking at homes. Very noalagble on the home buying process and was able to teach me a lot along the way. Would definitely recommend her!

Christina was the best to work with. She was very responsive to my texts and phone calls. She came prepared to every showing with all the information about the property we could need. When it looked like the property we were interested in magic to make it happen. We honestly would not be in our dream house today if it was not for her and her excellent contacts at the mortgage brokers. Speaking of contacts, she was able to get inspectors, electricians, plumbers and house cleaners to the property to inspect and take care of it immediately. If she hadn’t been able to get everything done so quickly this would not have worked out for us.

Christina Sparks is hands down the best realtor I’ve ever had a chance to work with. When it comes to real estate she knows her stuff. Any time I had a question she was always there to answer it for me. She never failed to answer her phone and she kept me up to date with updates every step of the way. We listed our house when everybody said we had missed the hot market and even then Christina went above and beyond with open houses and chasing down potential customers. We sold our house sooner than we expected and me and my wife owe it all to her. She is an amazing person and one heck of an agent. I will definitely be recommending her to everybody I know. Thanks to Christina, and Coldwell Banker, we have sold our house and are now moving on to the next chapter of our life. If you need an agent and want it to be as smooth as possible and have a great person to work with, choose Christina Sparks.

Christian helped us sell our rural Barry county hone and navigated so many weird requests from the buyers lender with EASE. She did an amazing job working with all the chaos happening for their loan, and without her help I don't think their lender would have even approved them for the loan!
Christina is professional, helpful, kind and she will fight for whatever you need while making it look easy.
If you're selling in the area, I highly recommend Christina!

Words I would use to descibe doing Buisness with Christina Sparks: Positive,diligent,thorough,
accurate,detailed, vision,persistent.

My wife and I interviewed 5 realtors before deciding to go with Christina Sparks. While other realtors in the area were negative and giving their personal opinion of 60-70k less than what we were wanting to sell for, Christina saw our vision and knows the Market so well that she knew we were in the right price range. Christina took awesome house pictures, found Comps, and used her amazing advertising skills to bring the buyer to us easy and effortlessly. In this particular transaction Christina kept in contact with tus, the buyers lender, inspector, engineer, appraiser, and the buyers agent (which the buyers agent basically did no things to help anybody, even their own client from what we could tell). We Sold for what we asked for in the 3 month time frame we needed and It was because we had such an amazing Agent, Christina Sparks. For those who want someone that knows what they are doing and puts in the work and doesn't take NO for an answer and knows how to talk to people that are ignorant in their own business, She IS THE Agent for you. If you want some one that just wants your money and doesn't know much about real estate,hire someone else. Thank you Christina Sparks for being such an amazing person and Agent, we are truly Blessed to have someone That knows Their business to Help Us. I know you will do well because you are passionate and knowledgeable in what you do.