13 “Do not” Every Home Buyer Should Know

  1. Don’t wait for the perfect house…there isn’t one. Compromise & prioritizing are necessary elements in home purchasing.
  2. Don’t buy before you do some comparison shopping…especially if you’re new to the area.
  3. Don’t write an unrealistic offer or you will simply be helping someone else’s offer look good (too low of a price…too many contingencies).
  4. Don’t feel a need to negotiate if a property is fresh to the market, priced right and popular…the good ones often go quickly and at full or close to full price.
  5. Don’t think all real estate agents and companies are created equal…they are NOT. Find an agent/company with a great track record and proven home buying system.
  6. Don’t be afraid to write an offer above or below the asking price…offer what you think it is worth to YOU.
  7. Don’t work with more than one agent. Find one you like and stick with them. If you make a bad choice, change but stuck with the new ONE.
  8. Don’t wait for the perfect conditions to buy. The best time to buy is when you have found the right home.
  9. Don’t get too many friends and family involved in your buying decision…you’ll go NUTS!
  10. Don’t wait until you find a home to shop for the best loan. Start up-front.
  11. Don’t wait until after you found a house to be qualified for a loan. Do It up-front.
  12. Don’t work with an agent that can’t show you Checklist & Systems. Only pick a friend or relative that is licensed as an agent if they are GOOD! Look for value-added services.
  13. Don’t be surprised id you get buyer’s remorse at some time before closing…most buyers do. It is normal and it will pass.

The above checklist is for informational purposes only & is not a substitute for legal, tax or other professional assistance.