The good new is...it inspired me to get my real estate license, invest in more property, and help educate others so they would never go through the same experience that I did. Fantastic twist of Karma!
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I try to keep this experience in mind when I am working with buyers. I want them to be informed, yet not feel pushed. This is a huge time in a person's life whether they are a first-time buyer, moving up or downsizing. My goal is to help make the transaction as stress-free and as positive as possible.
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I incorporate that experience into the way I conduct myself as an agent helping buyers. I tell them the story and promise that I will not do that to them. I will listen carefully to understand their goals, and remind them of those goals if we find ourselves veering off the path. Only if they, not I, decide to shift will we change our course.
The Adams Team at
Rothwell Gornt Companies
I also wish I had known that my ex-boyfriend who I bought the house with was going to quit working a year later and become a lazy bum. I would've kick him to the curb sooner and never bought the house.
It is the behind the scenes person that has the greatest impact. The underwriter not only has to approve the buyer but also has to approve the appraiser's opinion of value.
This impact is major and many home buyers and home sellers have no idea just how much their transaction is impacted by the swift stroke of an underwriter's hand
Broker/Owner REAL ESTATE HAUS
New Braunfels area Tx
I would also work with a professional home inspector.
I have had a parade of room mates who have done nothing but taken advantage of me to where I ended up owing more than they were supposed to help with. I wish there were some way the bank or Fanny Mae could help me. There is a section 8 program run through the government where you can get housing vouchers (which I qualify for) but the waiting list is over 2 to 3 years long. Since I am already in a house they should be able to just let me stay in the house. Who knows what is to come.