Real Estate Article: Real Estate Myths (for Home Buyers)

“The best way to find a home is to check the newspapers.”  Even though you will see a lot of homes when checking out the newspaper, the best homes may never make the ads...and some homes may never be advertised in the paper!  You've got to find a better source

Those homes magazines are a great place to look for homes for sale.”  These magazines usually only come out once a month and have a very early ad deadline.  That's great for busy agents, but it's not good for buyers!

I'll know the house I want when I drive by and see it”  That is a really hard way to find a home.  Just because the outside looks good, it doesn't mean the inside is what you want.  The perfect home may be hidden behind some negative curb appeal. 

“ I know how much home I can qualify for, so I don't need to go to a lender until I find the house I want to buy.” By not getting a pre-approval letter, you could lose that perfect home to someone who got one from their lender already.  Be sure to talk to a lender about getting a mortgage before you go look at homes.

The companies and agents with the most listings will be the best ones to find a house for me.”  Quite often real estate agents with lots of listings are “listing specialists” and aren’t particularly good with buyers.  Some other just like to show their own listings.  The best thing to do is find an agent who is great with buyers and who will work hard to find our new matter what company they work for....and then find the house. 


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