The TOP 5 TRICKS TO AVOID when BUYING a Home This Halloween

Reblogger Karen Steed
Real Estate Agent with Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton Licensed in GA & AL

Great info for home buyers for homebuyers.  Thanks Scott!

If you need help buying a home in the west GA or east AL area,

Call Karen Steed at Haralson Realty  678-521-3585, or 770-574-9221

Original content by Scott Godzyk NH License 033394

 

With Halloween right around the corner, do not fall for these tricks that could hurt you when Buying a Home. With a few good choices by Home Owners you can receive the TREAT of a quick homes sale at the best obtainable price.

When choosing someone to assist you in buying a home, many buyers rush into the process by hiring the first or biggest agent only to be disappointed.

As a Home Buyer you have to know you have choices.

The TOP 5 TRICKS TO AVOID when Buying a Home.

1. CHOOSING THE WRONG AGENT TO HELP YOU BUY A HOME:  The FIRST STEP in the BUYING PROCESS is Hiring an agent to assist you. All agents are not created equal so your choice in agents is one of the most important steps. You will want to hire a BUYER BROKER who is FULL TIME and WELL EXPERIENCED in the area you are looking. You can usually hire a buyer broker at no cost to you, they get paid their commission from the fee advertised in MLS by the listing agent and paid at closing. This way they can get the information for you and you will have someone assisting you through each step of the buying process.

2. AVOID LOOKING AT HOMES WITHOUT GETTING PRE-QUALIFIED:
Meet with a local and trusted mortgage broker, they can pre-qualify you at no cost, they will look at your credit plus your financial and let you know if there are any mortgages that you may quailify for.

3. LOOK AT HOMES THE RIGHT WAY: After you have found a full time local agent to work with, you got pre-qualified and now you have the price range you should be looking in. You should by now have decided what town/city you are interested in and what neighborhoods you like or do not like. My best tip is to act quickly when needed, area's such as Manchester are experiencing a decrease in listings and an increase of sales. Homes coming on the market are often out under contract very quickly.

4. MAKING AN OFFER: Now that you have found your dream Home, you are ready to make an offer. In a market such as ours with a decrease of homes on the market and an increase of sales, you want to make the best offer possible. You need to assess what the home is worth in todays market and subtract for any needed repairs. Never make an offer using a specific percentage off an asking price as the price may already be well below market value, at market value or priced way too high. If there are other offers submitted you may only have 1 shot to make your best offer to get this home.Lastly note that sellers hate offers with contingencies, stregthen your offer by only including a 7 day home inspection and a mortgage contingency.

5. NOT BEING READY TO CLOSE: After you have found your home, your offer was accepted, your home inspection passed and your mortgage was approved, now you are ready to close the sale. The most common delay that occurs leading up to the closing is getting your mortgage approval. Keep a close eye on the mortgage contingency date on your contract, if you are not getting your approval and the date is coming up, ask for an extension in writing from the seller. Once you get your clear to close, you should have a date set up (usually 24 hours before closing) to walk through the house before closing. The key is if the seller will not be out until just prior to closing, make your walk through just before closing.

CHECK OUT MY NEWEST BLOG: 5 TRICKS to Avoid if you List your home as a SHORT SALE This Halloween

CHECK OUT MY POPULAR BLOG" The TOP 5 TRICKS TO AVOID when Selling your Home This Halloween

 

If you are thinking of buying a Home please contact us. Get a free pre-qualification along with some of the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE through each step of the Buying Prices

Please call for a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS to know what the value of your home is.

WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE THROUGHOUT EACH STEP OF THE LISTING AND SELLING PROCESS!!!

If you need to sell your home and you owe more than your house is worth, i may be able to help. I specialize in working with home owners to get your home sold. There are many options such as a short sale which may be able to help you.

Please try and avoid out of state or out of town agents and companies that make "out of this world promises". We are local agents with experience who never charge any up front fees. WE GET RESULTS!!!

 

We stand by you through every step in selling your home..

 

Please call for a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS to know what the value of your home is.

If you are thinking of buying a Home please contact us. Get a free pre-qualification along with some of the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE through each step of the Buying Process.

If you need to sell your home and you owe more than your house is worth, I may be able to help. I specialize in options such as a short sale which often allows a sale at no additional cost to you. We stand by you through every step in selling your home. We are local agents with experience who GET RESULTS!!!

PLEASE SEE MY "TOP" TIPS FOR SELLING A HOME: Are you READY TO SELL YOUR HOME? Step 1: Choosing an agent

PLEASE SEE MY "TOP" TIPS FOR BUYING A HOME: Are you Ready to BUY A HOME? Step 1 Find a REALTOR

About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of The Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. With 26 years of Real Estate experience Scott is a leading agent in Listing and Selling Homes in this area.. To contact Scott Godzyk please call 603-661-2121 or email sctprop@aol.com. His website is www.ScottSellsNH.com. Full Time and Local agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs through each step of the buying or selling process. We are proud to be locally owned and operated.

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Tricks to avoid.. Making an offer. I suggest you change your headers to reflect what you are really trying to say.

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KAREN Thank you for re-blogging my post. I have written a series of Halloween themed blogs with tips on buying and selling. I still have a few mor eto post leading up to Halloween. It has been tremendous for finding readers. Have a great night.

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