Windsor Realty: 3 BIG Home Buying Mistakes Most People Make

Posted in Buyer Blog | 09/04/2012

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Going through the Windsor Realty home buying experience is often stressful for buyers who have never purchased a home before.  The good news is, it doesn’t have to be stressful if you are prepared and organized.  However, there are always those buyers that make innocent mistakes and next thing you know, their dream home may fall out of escrow.

Buyers should always hire a professional and experienced real estate agent.  Trusting your agent is necessary as we have your best interests in mind.  It is important that we receive all information from the buyer and communication is always open.  Should you have financial issues, cold feet or any other problems, it is important that this be expressed.  Also, hiring a real estate agent also ensures that you are receiving the best and most current information regarding your housing search.  We can tell you if a home is overpriced, or what the neighborhood is like.  We can find ways to save you money when negotiating a home and work closely with you to make sure you are getting the best price for your budget.

Buyers should always keep their finances in check before closing.  As real estate agents, we have seen this time and time again:  Before you sign on the dotted line, your financial lender will do a final credit check.  This is NOT the time to go and buy a car or use your charge card for new furniture for your home.  Buyers can lose their funding if there are any negative charges up until closing.  So keep your finances under control.

Buyers are rushed and buy the first home they see.  Buyers often fall in love with the first home they see and don’t want to see anything else.  Often, the Windsor Realty home will be missing something that they so desperately wanted, like a home office or an extra bathroom.  But buyers will convince themselves that it’s okay and stray from their checklist.  But time and time again, buyers will question themselves as it gets closer to closing.  They will search the internet and find something they like better, or they realize that the extra bathroom really is needed.  The lesson here is, stick as much as you can to what you originally wanted in a home.  While buyers must often make concessions, if there is something you must absolutely have in your new home, then stick to your guns.  You will be happy you did.

These three mistakes can be easily avoided by working closely with your real estate agent.  We are aware of what pitfalls to avoid and it is our job to make your Windsor Realty home buying experience as pleasing and stress free as can be.

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