Dons' musings about O Fallon Mo : Mistakes to AVOID When Buying A Home

Mistakes to AVOID When Buying A Home

Traditional HomeMistakes to AVOID When Buying A Home

As we are moving ever closer to a seasonal slowdown for listings there are going to be more home buyers competing for fewer homes available for purchase. With that being said the home buyer will need to be ready to move on the home that meets most of their needs and wants.
 
There are several big mistakes that one could or WILL make in their haste to purchase the home of their dreams. And quite possibly loose out on the home that is singing to them.
 
So what's a buyer to do? I am so glad you ask. Here are a couple of suggestions to help you NOT make some common mistakes when buying a home in St. Charles County Missouri.
  1. TALK to your lender and ask plenty of questions or the right questions....find out what is the BEST loan for you. If something doesn't make sense to you dig a little deeper. Then when you are satisfied that you have found the right loan you want to get pre-approved so you will be able to act quickly on a home purchase.
  2. Don't hesitate...when you find the right home for you then you want to act quickly and write an offer before someone else does and you are left looking for another home.
  3. Make you and your offer look as attractive as possible. The pre-approval letter from your lender will help tremendously. A larger than normal earnest money check will show your desire in buying that particular home, too. Ask your agent to do a CMA on the home and write your offer accordingly.
  4. THINK about resale BEFORE you buy. Will you be able to have some equity growth in your new home and will you be able to resale the home if you had to in the next 5 years.
  5. Then lastly you want to Select the right agent and company to help you...If you are looking to buy your next home in St. Charles County Mo. then give Don Rogers CDPE, GRI a call at 636-229-8865 he will be glad to assist you and I know firsthand that he is qualified to assist you in your home purchase.
These are just a few suggestions to help you get into your new home before the holidays and the cold weather sets in.

 

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

Comment balloon 10 commentsDon Rogers • September 23 2012 09:05AM

Comments

All good points.  I believe the number 1 is finding the right agent.  Makes all the difference.

Posted by Gary Frimann, REALTOR and Broker (Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates) almost 6 years ago
Great post and great advise for the public. In the south we get your ducks in a row!!!
Posted by Michael Ford, Matching Families with Homes (Coldwell Banker Heritage Homes) almost 6 years ago

Don, you have listed points that all buyers to be clear on before they purchase, can save them from some nightmare situations.

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Rockwood Realty) almost 6 years ago

Gary,

Thank you for stopping in this morning and commenting on my post.  The right agent will always make a big difference AND be able to guide the buyer to the finish line with the least amount of problems.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 6 years ago

Thank you Gary for dropping in this morning. I lke getting my "DUCKS" in a row and keeping them there. Makes for a much easier transaction for everybody.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 6 years ago

Soo true Kathy,

A lot of buyers get things out of order and have trouble following the process. Thank you ma'am for dropping by for a visit this morning..

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 6 years ago

Fantastic points and a great read for Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing

Posted by Rhonda Duffy, #1 Retail Listing Agent in the U.S. (Duffy Realty of Atlanta & Rainmaker Realty) almost 6 years ago

Number 4 is the one major thing people do not look at when buying.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 6 years ago

All points should be considered, however No 5 is probably the most important......get a "good agent" to represent your interest, especially one who has a lot of experience as a BUYER'S AGENT.

Bob Usey Properties

Mississippi Gulf Coast

Web Site: BOBUSEY.COM

 

Posted by Bob Usey (Bob Usey Properties) almost 6 years ago
Rhonda, Bill & Bob, Thank you for stopping for a visit I truly appreciate you commenting.
Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 6 years ago

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