5 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Wouldnt Do

5 Things Real Estate Agents Wish You Wouldnt Do

These tips can ease home-buying process

UPDATED 11:13 AM EDT Jun 16, 2016
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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 to SmartAsset.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.


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