6 Ways Buyers Can Waste Time ?

✔️ Not being pre-approved for finance: If you start house hunting without being pre-approved for a mortgage, you may be wasting time looking at homes that are outside of your price range.  Being preapproved will help you focus your search and make solid offers with confidence.
✔️ Getting distracted & off track: Looking at too many properties, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of house hunting and get off track to the brief.
✔️ Being indecisive, missed opportunities: It’s important to have a crystal clear idea of your needs and wants before you start looking at properties.  Otherwise, this can be overwhelming and lead to decision fatigue, making it harder to make an informed decision. Focus on properties that meet your criteria and are within your budget.  It’s important to make decisions quickly during the home-buying process. If you’re indecisive or take too long to make a decision, you may miss out on opportunities or end up losing the home to another buyer.
✔️ Lack of compromise in negotiations: While it’s important to negotiate for a fair price, getting bogged down in negotiations can waste time and potentially cause you to lose out on the property. Be prepared to compromise when necessary and focus on finding a mutually beneficial solution.  A win/win attitude goes far for both parties to the transaction.
✔️ Skipping the building & pest inspections: Skipping the build & pest inspections to save time can be a costly mistake. The inspections can reveal potential issues with the property that may be expensive to repair and can ultimately save you time and money in the long run by avoiding costly surprises after the sale.
✔️ Not being professionally represented: Working with a specialist buyer advocate can save you time and help you navigate the home buying process more efficiently.  Buyers Agents have access to information about properties that may not be publicly available and can help you find properties that meet your specific needs, with the utmost due diligence conducted and ensure you do not overpay particularly when you will be up against a sales agent.

8 Details Buyers Should Not Ignore ❌

✔️ Neighborhood: Buyers often focus too much on the house itself and forget to consider the neighborhood. It is important to look at the crime rate, what the commute is like to schools, amenities, and proximity to public transportation.
 ✔️ Natural light: Natural light can greatly affect the mood and feel of a home. It is important to look at the orientation of the house and the placement of windows to ensure that the home gets enough natural light.
✔️ Storage space: Buyers often forget to consider storage space, but it is an important aspect of any home. Look for closets, cabinets, and other storage options to ensure that you have enough space for all of your belongings.
✔️ Electrical and plumbing systems: These are important aspects of the home that can be easily overlooked. Make sure to have a professional inspector check the electrical and plumbing systems inc solar panels & inverters, to ensure they are up to code and functioning properly.
✔️ Windows: Windows can be expensive to replace, so make sure you check the condition of the windows before you make an offer. Are they energy-efficient, double glazed? Do they open and close easily, keylocks?
✔️ Home improvements: Buyers may be excited about the prospect of making home improvements, but it is important to consider the cost and feasibility of these improvements before purchasing the home.
✔️ Noise level: Buyers may not consider the noise level of the neighborhood or street, which can greatly impact the enjoyment of the home. Consider the proximity to busy roads, train tracks, or airports, as well as the noise level of nearby neighbors and pets.
✔️ Resale value: While buyers may be focused on the present, it is important to consider the potential resale value of the home. Look at the neighborhood, local housing market, and upcoming development projects to ensure that the home will retain its value in the future.
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