1. Believing You Don't Need A Real Estate Agent
You might be able to find a house on your own through internet searches, or simply driving around neighbourhoods you like, but there are still many aspects of buying a home that can confuse a first-time buyer. An agent is key in helping you negotiate offers, handle inspections, financing and other details. The money you save by not using an agent can get quickly eaten up by a botched offer or overlooked repairs. Plus agents often have first access to the newest home listings that haven't shown up on MLS or the internet yet.
2. Setting Your Heart on a Home and Throwing Caution to the Wind
For many home buyers, you see a house that's amazing and you want it. No questions because it's the one for…