Real Estate Florida Keys

The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make When Buying or Selling a Home

Posted: September 03, 2019 by Lela Ashkarian

The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make When Buying or Selling a Home
This report courtesy of Lela Ashkarian, PA, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-pRO
– and How to Avoid Them

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Buyers Mistakes

Prevented By:

1. Not knowing how much they can afford to pay for a house before they make an offer.
Get pre-approved for a mortgage from a lender, so you know in advance exactly how much you can afford.

2. Not finding out in advance whom the real estate agent represents. (Hire an ABR), an Accredited Buyer Representative.

Asking your Realtor. Most people think their agent is working for them. But unless the agent is working as your buyer representative, he/she represents the seller.

3. Not realizing that the wrong mortgage can cost thousands of dollars in unnecessary interest and taxes.
Consulting with a mortgage consultant, accountant, and/or financial planner before making a final decision on which mortgage to choose. CPAs can tell you the long-term effects on your income.

4. Not discovering hidden defects before buying a home.

Hiring a professional to conduct a pre-purchase home inspection.

Sellers Mistakes

Prevented By:

1.. Setting their asking price too high because of personal need or emotion rather than fair market value.
Consulting with a professional real estate agent. (CRS) Certified Residential Specialist) she can assist you in pricing your home correctly.

2.. Failing to “showcase” their home by highlighting the best features.
Thoroughly cleaning, repairing, and readying your home for showing before you put it on the market.

3.. Signing a listing contract with no way out.
Asking your real estate agent if you can cancel your listing agreement at any time, no questions asked, prior to signing the contract or agreement.

4.. Choosing an agent for the wrong reasons. (For example, listing a home with the agent who is a friend, family member.)

Selecting a listing agent with the best marketing plan and track record. Call and ask us our Secret Sauce, 305-395-0814 how we get your home SOLD.

5. . Not knowing their legal rights and obligations.
Consulting a knowledgeable, trustworthy professional who understands the technical and legal aspects of a real estate transaction. Contracts are legally binding. Neglected details can wind up costing sellers thousands of dollars.

When you are READY to Lists or Purchase your next home in the Keys, Reach Out or call 305-395-0814 Ashkarian/Ardis Team

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Lela Ashkarian, PA, ABR, CRS, GRI, e-PRO
Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate

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11050 Overseas Highway, 
Marathon, Fl 33050 
Land Line: 305-289-6492, 


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