The First Mistake All Ignorant Homebuyers Make
Being a smart homebuyer means that you won't make the first mistake that all ignorant homebuyer's make. And what mistake is that?
Jumping Into The Market Without Doing Your Homework
If you find a home that you really, really want, before you are fully prepared to buy, then you will be playing "catch-up" and putting yourself at a disadvantage in what should be the best buyer's market you will ever see. Why put yourself in that position? Before we get into specifics, let's look at the process that most homebuyers are using today.
94% of homebuyers are using the internet to find their next home. They spend months and months looking at homes, and when they are ready to get serious, they usually send an email to the listing agent of the home that is for sale. They ask for an appointment. They visit the home.
97.6% of the time, the home is not right for them. But they've made a new friend. And this new friend becomes the agent that they most often choose to work with in buying a home. No big deal, right?
There are over 2,000 licensed real estate agents in Tallahassee, and over 600 of them have a listing at any given time. Many of these listings are poorly priced and the agent has never been trained in working with a homebuyer. So guess where they get their training?
That's right, from making mistakes with their first several buyers. Would you like to become training fodder for one of these agents? Not if you're a smart homebuyer, it is far too costly.
So today's lesson is about starting the buying process wisely. Choose the right real estate company, and then the right real estate agent or team to help you find your home. Do this before you start the process of previewing homes.
It's OK to immediately begin looking at homes for sale online, but when it comes time to ensure that you get a great deal and save money on every aspect of the home buying process, you need to have your team in place. Of course, we would like to interview for the job of helping you buy your home, and all you have to do is reply to this email and let us know when you would like to meet!
Remember, all the homes for sale in Tallahassee can be found on our fast, map-based home search tool. Enjoy!
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