One of the biggest mistakes people make is....picking their RealtorÂ® and lender blindly!
One of the mistakes a lot of people make is finding a RealtorÂ® they aren't comfortable with or picking someone just because they attend the same church or because they know them. Make sure you pick a RealtorÂ® who is right for you versus whether you know them or not.
First-time home buyers or people new to an area are generally more time-consuming than the average buyer and require more attention, you must find a RealtorÂ® who understands your situation and is willing to assist you with your needs in mind A good RealtorÂ® will be friendly and accommodating, show only homes that fit your parameters, and help you with strategies during the bidding processâ€”but never pressure you into something you're not comfortable with. It's important that the RealtorÂ® be experienced with buyers, understand their wants and needs, and be able to connect with them well.
Similarly, buyers should feel at ease with and have complete confidence in their mortgage lender, and they should fully discuss and understand their financing options with that lender. Don't apologize for asking questions, there's a pretty substantial chunk of people who are in really rough straits right now and would not have been had they done their homework and asked questions.
The bottom-line, are they available on weekends and evenings to answer your questions, will they work hard for you and do everything possible to sell your home instead of just placing a sign in the yard and hoping for a buyer to come along.