Buying a house can be intimidating and even downright unpleasant for some people, and if you want the process to be as painless as possible, here are some things real estate agents wish prospective home buyers would -- and wouldn't -- do, according toSmartAsset.com.
1. Don't nitpick
Buyers shouldn't settle, but if you haggle over ultimately insignificant factors, the seller may just choose to find a buyer who's not so difficult to work with.
2. Keep an open mind
Don't dismiss properties that aren't "perfect" without checking them out. You might be surprised.
3. Drag your feet
Sometimes you have to move quickly, and real estate agents advise against dithering about buying decisions, which could put you in a bidding war with other prospective buyers.
4. Make lowball offers
Everybody wants to get a good deal, but if you undercut the asking price too much, you could insult the seller. SmartAsset suggests imagining if you were the seller: Would you accept your offer? If not, make some changes.
5. File your paperwork promptly
If you're dragging your feet on more than just deciding which house you'd like to make an offer on, it may cause undue hassles for the seller or complicate deadlines.
If you and your agent see eye to eye, it will be easier to avoid butting heads, SmartAsset says.
Author:Marilyn Cortez Phone: 956-587-1633 Dated: June 16th 2016 Views: 367 About Marilyn: Always ahead of the highly competitive RGV real estate market, Marilyn Cortez is a Spanish speaking ...
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Always ahead of the highly competitive RGV real estate market, Marilyn Cortez is a Spanish speaking native of the Rio Grande Valley. Born and raised in Mission, Marilyn is committed to her clients, and is recognized as a Top Agent in the Greater McAllen Real Estate area, and within Keller Williams Realty. Since the start of her Real Estate career in 2007, she has sold over 40 million dollars of real estate. Known by her fellow real estate agents to be hardworking, honest, dedicated and motivated, Marilyn is knowledgeable in all areas of Real Estate and has built her business on results, with more than 70% of her clients being repeat clients.
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"I find that Mrs. Cortez had a very pleasant attitude and worked diligently to find the house of my specification. She was able to work quickly and was very knowledgeable of the real estate contract transactions and evaluation of properties. She saved me a great deal of money and I was able to get the home that was an excellent fit for me."