Being A Smart Buyer
Have you ever bought things on impulse? Are you really bad when in line at the store and those little impulse items get the best of you? Don't worry, it happens to us all. After all, that is why those items are there. When considering the purchase of a home, that last thing you should act on is impulse. This is a time that requires careful planning and the willingness to allow the process to take as much time as necessary. This is not to say that you should sit back and do nothing; quite the opposite in fact, there is a lot to do during this time. Rather, don't try to rush the process, when a complicated process gets rushed though, mistakes can happen.
Naturally you are going to have a lot of questions about the actual sale and what is happening at every stage. Make sure to create a checklist of questions and concerns and address then with your realtor. As realtors it is our job to ensure that your questions are answered, concerns dealt with and problems solved. A good realtor keeps their clients informed at every step of the sale so that problems don't arise and the client feels good about what is happening with the sale. Informed clients are happy clients. And a realtor with happy clients is a happy realtor!
Never be afraid to come to your realtor with questions or concerns, you are spending a lot of money and have a right to know what is going on. You also deserve to have a great home so another thing you should always be sure of is that the home has passed an inspection. This is one area that sometimes gets overlooked when there are numerous offers on a home and the owner is anxious to sell. While it can be an attractive offer to a seller, skipping an inspection is selling yourself short and may be a big regret later on. Buyer's remorse is a horrible and heartbreaking thing, the more time you take and more attention you pay to the details of a home purchase, the happier you will be when the process is over.
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