Ten mistakes buyer make when they are buying a home

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Real Estate Agent with Waller Group

Ten mistakes buyer make when they are buying a home 

•1.        Not choosing the right REALTOR®.

•2.       Looking at homes or making an offer without being pre approved.

•3.       Not having an inspection.

•4.       Not getting a new survey.

•5.       Limiting home selection to just MLS.

•6.       Confirming the insurability of the property.

•7.       Not getting a home warranty.

•8.       Not understanding the total cost involved.

•9.       Not understanding there is no perfect house.

•10.   Not taking into account what your long term needs are.

 

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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Great list - the biggest is thinking there IS a perfect house there, and they have to look until they find one!

Feb 07, 2011 09:47 AM #1
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Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
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The biggest mistake a buyer can make in not having a REALTOR represent them with a buyer representation agreement. 

Feb 07, 2011 09:59 AM #2
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Richard Weeks
Waller Group - Dallas, TX
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Joan,

Thanks for your comments.  You are right all  homes have some faults.

Feb 07, 2011 10:34 AM #3
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Richard Weeks
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Beverly,

Thanks for your comments.  So true getting the buyers rep signed is very important.

Feb 07, 2011 10:34 AM #4
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Steve Shatsky
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Hi Richard... these are all very true.  Hopefully consumers will take your list as cautionary guidance! 

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