My New Outside Blog: September 2011

Home Buyer Beware, Home Buyers Mistakes To Avoid

A Common mistake a home buyer will make, in many instances, is looking in the wrong way at the wrong things, which ultimately costs them money.  As a home buyer, you should look at things differently than the casual visitor would.  I have listed 5  mistakes a home buyer will often make as they evaluate homes to purchase.

  • Don't make your  home buying decision based on the the great or not so great color scheme.  You may be missing a great home buy that a coat of paint will cure.
  • Home buyers aren't buying the furnishings!  Take your eyes off the furniture, look at the house.
  • Don't buy with your nose.  A funky smell can be a warning sign of dampness or mold but the smell of smoke or a wet dog can save a home buyer thousands and it's an easy fix.
  • Home buyers are not the Fort Worth tidy police.  Try to separate dirt from damage.  Certainly the level of cleanliness is an indication of home maintenance but again the sellers neglect may offer you a real opportunity for a great buy.
  • Come back and check out the neighborhood in the evening or Sunday afternoon to see how many cars are parked in the street or how many backyard parties are going on.
As a home buyer, remember why you are there.  You are evaluating these homes because they were  interesting enough for you to go look, so be prepared to make an offer any of them.  If a property is worth visiting, it's worth a serious consideration.  Pack with you a tape measure, flashlight, camera, and note taking sheets.  I offer my home buyers a buyers note sheet that helps a buyer rank each home and make notes pro's and con's.
Make you decision based on information not emotion and you'll save yourself thousands and experience delight in the home buying process.
 
 
Happy Trails,
Donnie

DONNIE KELLER

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