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Four Tips for Assembling Your Real Estate Dream Team

Written by Ilyce Glink on April 8, 2014 in Real Estate  |   No comments

My best advice for buying a home, especially if it’s your first home, is this: Don’t do it alone. Consider everything that’s on the line with a home purchase. For most people, a home is the most valuable asset they will ever have and the…

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My best advice for buying a home, especially if it’s your first home, is this:

Don’t do it alone.

Consider everything that’s on the line with a home purchase. For most people, a home is the most valuable asset they will ever have and the biggest financial investment they will ever make. While going solo may seem appealing because you can save a few dollars in the short term, it’s really a long-term mistake.

By assembling this four-person dream team of real estate professionals to help you find and purchase your dream home, you can do it right the first time—and avoid a lot of the pitfalls that trap homeowners in less-than-desirable loans or suck them into homes that are nothing more than money pits.

1. Real estate agent or broker

This is the most important member of your team, and you’ll be spending a lot of time with him or her. Think of your relationship as a short-term marriage. Your agent identifies the right property to buy and works with you all the way through the contract negotiation and closing.

How to find one: Drive around the neighborhoods in which you’re searching for a home and...

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