5 Common First Time Homebuyer Mistakes

February 6, 2011  /  Home Buying  /  Marti Reeder

According to Real Estate Checklists and Systems, these are the five most common first-time home buyer mistakes.

  1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal. (Or get a 2nd quote – I can help you with all of this!)
  2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house. (Yes, it happened to my buyer’s just last week, because they didn’t heed my advice.)
  3. They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process. (And since this is my full-time job, I’m ready, willing & able to help you!)
  4. They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller. (I am specifically trained in persuasive writing skills, which pour over to my verbal negotiations as well.)
  5. They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years. To break even, they often need to stay longer. (I WILL reference “future re-sale” if you tell me you want to buy the house that backs up to a manufacturing plant even though it’s been totally upgraded. True story!)

To avoid these mistakes, I recommend that you work with a trained Buyer’s Representative like me. To learn more, please call me for a free no obligation real estate consultation. I’d love to help explain the homebuying process, so we can be sure to ask all of the right questions up front!

Working for you,

Marti Reeder

Named “Best of Kent” Realtor 2008, 2009 & 2010
Named “Five Star Real Estate Agent” by Seattle Magazine

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