HOMEBUYERS: Avoid Paying Too Much for Your Next Home ~ Part Three
Homebuyers Series: Part One: Know what you are looking for before you start & Shop for
Homebuyers Series: Part Two: Make sure your Realtor knows what you are looking for and Location,
Location, Location are covered in depth.
Tip No. 6 - Use your agent to narrow the prospect list. - A good agent brings to the table an in-depth
kowledge of the current houseing inventory in their area, and continually updates that knowledge by
touring homes as they are placed on the market. This to your advantage. Trying to personally see
every available home that might fit your needs would be an overwhelming process. If you are thorough
in communicating your needs and what you can realistically afford, then your agent can help you narrow
down the list of prospective homes to those that best suit your needs. This will save you much time and
When the time comes to settle on one home, you can do it with
the confidence that you've made a
Tip No. 7 - Show interest in everything you see - As you tour the homes on your "short list," find
something to admire in each one. If you don't show any interest until you've finally fallen in love
with a home, then you've just put yourself at a competitive disadvantage. Never let anyone know
how badly you want a home - it will cost you money!
Tip No 8 - Shop with your head, not your heart - Don't forget the purpose of your "Needs" and
"Desires" lists. Shopping for a home is an emotional process. Your heart will cost you money;
using your head will save it.
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