Myth #6 Buying a house is as simple as agreeing on price and signing a few papers.

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Real Estate Agent with Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor

This is a continuation of a series: 10 Common Myths Shared by Homebuyers.* See Myth #5 here.

Not true! There are many issues that need to be negotiated beyond price.  There are many things to negotiate, some of which may include closing date, items to convey, contingency timeframes and closing Buying a house is NOT as simple as agreeing on pricecosts.  Then there's other miscellaneous stuff that is situational like a home for sale contingency.  Additionally, there are many steps involved in purchasing a home beyond the contract.  Home inspection and appraisal are two big ones but there are plenty others that have to happen behind the scene. A realtor can help you make sure you don't miss any of these steps in addition to preparing you to be ready for them by making sure you understand the process and help you get a loan pre-approval.

When working with the Charleston Relocation Experts Team, Buyer representation is a FREE service and we'll have you navigate the process to make it a smooth ride! Call or email Michele Reneau when you ready to have an agent looking out for YOU!

Stay tuned for more myths...*The series is adapted from the REBAC article published October 2008, 10 Common Myths Shared by First-Time Homebuyers in Today's Buyer's Rep.

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Contact Michele Reneau, Realtor®, North Charleston, SC Relocation Expert, Military Relocation Specialist, CRS, GRI, ABR. Licensed Realtor® in South Carolina at 843-572-0518 to list your property for sale or to purchase real estate in Charleston, Goose Creek, Summerville, North Charleston, Hanahan, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding areas in Charleston County, Berkeley County or Dorchester County, South Carolina. The Charleston Relocation Expert specializes in military relocation, first time homebuyers and creating marketing exposure to sell your home in the Charleston SC Real Estate market.  I can also be contacted by email at mreneau@carolinaone.com. To view all Charleston Metro area Homes for Sale Click Here and then click on Search for Homes.  With over 25 years of Lowcountry Living, I know the Charleston Metro area.

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Rainer
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Nicole Weidauer
Keller Williams Greater Seattle - Shoreline, WA

There is a LOT of work that goes into closing a transaction and it goes well beyond the few tasks such as agreeing on a price and signing paperwork. Once a transaction is agreed upon and signed around, that's when the real work starts!

Working with a competent and experienced agent, like Michele, will help you get the best deal possible when buying or selling a home AND she will make sure it goes through with little to no stress for you.

Great article, Michele!

Kind Regards, Nicole Weidauer

The Egerer & Weidauer Team, Keller Williams Realty North Seattle

Nov 17, 2008 02:43 AM #1
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Michele Reneau
Certified Staging Professional (CSP) Elite Instructor - Summerville, SC
Realtor, GRI ~ Charleston, SC Relocation Experts Team

Thanks Nicole! The "real work" is when a buyer's agent proves their worth!

Nov 17, 2008 11:46 PM #2
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LaShawn Norden
Keller Williams Heritage Realty - Longwood, FL
REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL

Michele~Another great post with helpful information that all Buyers should be aware of. BTW, I love your little dog...he is so cute!

Nov 18, 2008 04:40 AM #3
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Cherimie Crane
Cherimie Crane & Associates - Beaufort, SC

Michele,

Thank you!! I have found so much helpful, wonderful information by reading your blogs. I am going to use much of it for my upcoming first time home buyer course. Thanks for taking the time to write such great stuff!!!

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