Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

Common Real Estate Mistakes

While searching for that perfect home can be exhilarating, it can be exhausting and stressful as well. If you are one of the few who find the perfect home on the first outing with your real estate agent, elation is yours! However, the majority of buyers find themselves looking for days, weeks, and yes, even sometimes months. When your search does not prove easy, overwhelming emotions can be difficult to navigate. A good agent will reduce this stress immensely, but there are some things you can do to personally stay focused and excited about your move.

Mistake #1: Looking at Multiple Homes in One Outing

Looking at several homes in one outing can be overwhelming and can dilute the home buying experience. Instead, make a short list of homes that are possibilities and see a couple at a time. Fully invest your attention and focus to only 2-3 homes for each outing.

Mistake #2: Not Taking Notes

It’s important that you take notes about what you like and don’t like about each home you view. By the time you get to the end of your tour, it’s difficult to remember details about all the homes you viewed without your helpful notes.

Mistake #3: Not Sticking to Your Budget

Be certain of your price point and stick with it. By working with a trusted lender you’ll know exactly how much you can afford. A good agent will keep you focused on your price point and show you homes that are within your budget.

If you are unable to afford the home you desire, look into purchasing a lower priced home and then make it your dream home with modifications. But don’t settle!

If the home you are looking for is not on the market yet, chances are it will be soon—new listings hit the market every single day. New construction may also be a good choice if don’t find what you’re looking for in the pre-owned inventory. Remember, you will want to use an agent even when buying new construction.  Often times we know what incentives a builder may be offering, or different fees that specific builders may or may not typically pay.

Mistake #4: Hiring the Wrong Realtor

Choose an honest, ethical, and educated REALTOR who knows the market and has YOUR best interests at heart. The combination of a great agent and with the above tips in your mind, you’ll certainly have a positive home buying experience.

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Understand that the “perfect home” is most aptly defined as the “perfect home for you.”  There will always be one or two things you would change about a home you find, so don’t make the mistake of dismissing a home that could be made perfect by waiting to see if another more suitable home becomes available.

The realtors on the Blaser Yoakum Team are here to ensure that their clients never fall victim to common real estate mistakes, so don’t hesitate to contact them with any of your questions or concerns.

To learn more about common real estate mistakes home buyers make, contact  the Blaser Yoakum Team at 817-328-1128.

The Blaser Yoakum Team
Brenda Blaser 817.919.0917 and Pam Yoakum 214.929.5535
Office: 817-328-1128