Tuesday, May 25, 2021 / by Explore Homes In Florida
Just like in any other proceeding, knowing what NOT to do when Buying Real Estate is as important as knowing the step by step. Here are five Do Nots you must consider when the house hunting begins.
1. Don’t overthink
It is believed that a client who is inspecting a house for the first time subconsciously knows within the first 8 seconds whether they want it or not. Trust your feelings and if you get the hunch you won’t enjoy life as much in that property, don’t waste your precious time and move on to the next one. There are plenty of options for you to choose from.
2. Don’t waste time
If you DO like the property you’re looking at, talk to your agent as soon as you can to express your interest, remember that similar to you, there may be other people looking to catch that fish. Move smart, move fast, but wait! This doesn’t mean that you have to rush into making a decision, simply communicate with your specialist and give it some thought, you’ll probably know when the time to place an offer comes, and we’ll be there for you.
3. Don’t hide information
Always be honest about your interests, it’ll make the search process seamless and efficient, imagine if you hated the beach and forgot to mention it? We will always respect your preferences and offer you the options that best fall into your categories. Remember to always pin out important details such as pets, smoking preferences, children and work.
4. Don’t change jobs
During the buying process, you will have close supervision at all times. Changing jobs, even if it is to a better one, could give out the wrong message to our seller or landlord, they might think you are unstable, or that you don’t do great with commitments, we don’t want that happening to anyone under our care. Most investors require 30 full days of pay-stubs, so changing jobs will delay closing until the 30-day paperwork is obtained. Maybe hold off on that new job offer and focus your energy on closing the deal.
5. Don’t be afraid to ask
You NEED to know if the decision you are making is the right one for you and your family, so don’t be scared to ask as many questions as you need. You could ask about your future neighbors, about what do you have at walking or short drive distance, the school district, rules of the condominium, noise regulations, garbage disposal schedules. Also, ask about all legal proceedings, find counsel with our specialists and we’ll help you read every document thoroughly.
At the end of the day, it’s all about having a clear idea of what you are looking for, and letting us know so we can give you the service and attention all our customers deserve.
Not sure yet on how to start House Hunting? Check out our 5 Must Do’s When the Real Estate Search for a New Home Starts.