Top 5 Myths For Buying A North Shore Long Island Home

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Buyers, you may have high expectations when purchasing a North Shore of Long Island Home, but remember it's still a
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Here Are Our Top 5 Myths For Home Buyers
1. The listing information is always correct ~ Wrong. When it comes to listings, don't always take the information on the house as being on-target. Sometimes, listing agents don't bother to check out the facts they receive from the sellers and the wrong data is posted. Always verify!
2. We will find the PERFECT house ~ Not always. Buyers may try to focus on something that's wrong with a house rather than all of it's good points. Don't expect to get everything on your wish list and zero in on the items that are the most important to you.
3. If we have several agents looking for homes on our behalf, we'll find a house quicker. Wrong again. By working exclusively with one agent you will improve the momentum and the end results. Working with your Buyers Agent thrives on communication, loyalty and trust!
4. When a house remains on the market longer, the more you can negotiate a better deal.  Buyers always ask us, "How long has this home been on the market?" They may think the longer its been on the market the more they can negotiate the price down. Wrong ~ It often means the seller is determined to hold onto their price and are not realistic.
5. If the offer is accepted right away, it was too much to offer."  No ~  It's probably just called buyers remorse kicking in. There's no point in second-guessing what the bottom line is, go with your goal and everyone will be a winner.
And when you are ready to buy that almost "perfect" home on Long Island's North Shore, call Lawrence & SheiLa Agranoff at our Celll 631-805-4400.
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Thank you for the post. I will share it with my clients. Have a good weekend. Suggest.
Aug 31, 2012 09:13 PM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice for home buyers.  I will post your blog on my Facebook page.

Have a most productive September as home buyers take advantage of the very low mortgage interest rates.

Aug 31, 2012 09:38 PM #2
Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons!

Very good points made here! I just had a buyer who gave up after she kept trying to buy something that had been on the market for a long time--by offering 1/2 the asking price! I kept telling her that the owners were not going to even counter her bids..sure enough after 5 houses that she "loved" went to higher bidders, she finally decided to "wait to buy"..probably never would have bought any of the houses even if she did get an accepted offer! Thanks for your fine list of "myths"--it helps to get that kind of reminder now and then!

Aug 31, 2012 09:41 PM #3
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Five major myths and you've explained the reasons why quite well....................

Aug 31, 2012 10:25 PM #4
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

This is a super list of myths, my friends. I am suggesting! Hope you have a successful weekend showing houses.

Aug 31, 2012 10:34 PM #5
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Love this list Larry/Sheila and I think we have all run across buyers over the years in each category.

Aug 31, 2012 10:36 PM #6
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Larry and Sheila, great explanations for home buyers...Question number 4 is what I get asked all the time. Hope you both have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

Aug 31, 2012 11:15 PM #7
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Good Morning Larry and Sheila, That is a nice list and all so true. I think i face these questions every week. Have a great Saturday.

Aug 31, 2012 11:38 PM #8
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Larry & Sheila, such CORRECT statements, and good advice for buyers looking to buy on Long Island!

Aug 31, 2012 11:52 PM #9
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Terrific post.  Don't cha just love it when they have a particular house in their head and everything else dissappoints!!!!

Sep 01, 2012 12:46 AM #10
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

These are spot on myths. I've encountered almost every single one recently, especially the one that because the property has been on the market for a long time they will be more negotiable.  The reality is that they are on the market for a long time because the price isn't negotiable, the owner isn't willing to sell at a price point most buyers are making offers at.

Sep 01, 2012 01:59 AM #11
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

We tell our buyers the same things, always check the listing information.  I've recently encountered listings that our buyer's have been interested in where the common charge and taxes for the apartments were not even close. 

Sep 01, 2012 02:14 AM #12
Pamela Smith
Award Realty - Sun City West, AZ
Sun City West, Corte Bella, Sun City Grand

Larry and Sheila,

Great list and number 3 we all hear way too much!

Sep 01, 2012 03:12 AM #13
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

This is a great post full of important information for your clients! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sep 01, 2012 04:25 AM #14
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Hi L & S.  This is great information for buyers who have their own ideas of how things work in real estate.  Suggested!!!

Sep 01, 2012 05:36 AM #15
Al Raymondi
Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida - Ormond Beach, FL
Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales

Terrific post Larry & Sheila, you explained the myths perfectly.  Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend.

Sep 01, 2012 05:53 AM #16
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Hi Larry & Sheila, great information for buyers to understand the myths for buying a home. I just came across a property has well water and septic , the MLS listing information mentioned it have city water and sewer. Happy holiday. 

Sep 01, 2012 10:16 AM #17
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great myths for North Shore Long Island real estate, Larry and Sheila.  Much of this is true here in Martin County as well.

Sep 01, 2012 08:57 PM #18
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