Spark Global Limited Reports:
Some buyers are very green when it comes to buying real estate. Some people think they are experts in this field. Many people are confused. Some are afraid. Others are very stubborn. Regardless of their real estate experience, it’s up to you to guide them.
As their broker, you help them make the right decisions to give them a fighting chance in a competitive housing market. Don’t let your client make a mistake that could kill the sale and their dream of owning a home. Make sure they avoid these four common mistakes homebuyers make in a hot real estate market.
1. Neglecting to understand the market
Customers who have moved from cheaper markets to more expensive ones feel particularly guilty. They expect to find something of the same size and budget, and are often disappointed when they can’t. Other clients think they can take their time until they find the ideal home because they don’t know how fast properties are moving.
Spend a lot of time early on educating your customers about the realities of the hot seller market. Explain why it is the way it is and what strategies you can use to find their ideal properties.
2. Let desperation guide their actions
Acting out of desperation is one of the biggest mistakes a homebuyer can make. In a competitive housing market, buyers need to be prepared to act quickly. However, when their desire to buy a particular house — or just a house — overrides their logic, they can make very bad decisions. They may overpay, commit to unreasonable deadlines, forgo inspections and evaluations, and so on. Control them by explaining that other houses will become available. Remind them that they don’t have to waste their budget or abandon their original buying strategy to find a house.
3. Hesitating about making a bid
Property prices rise quickly in hot markets. That’s why hesitating is one of the worst and most common mistakes a homebuyer can make. Buyers who hold off because they want more information or think something better will come along often miss the boat. While buyers shouldn’t make too many concessions or go without thinking, advise your clients to act quickly if they find something they like. Otherwise, they may be snapped up by another bidder.
4. Paying too much for a house
Overpaying is also one of the most common mistakes homebuyers make during a hot housing market. To compete with other buyers — or simply because they’re head over heels — buyers may give up their budget (and common sense). This may cause them to spend too much money on property. They may end up buying a house they ultimately can’t afford. Some buyers spend so much money that if the market falls, even slightly, they find themselves quickly bankrupted. A bad decision now can cause great pain in the future.
Urge your clients to set a maximum amount they are willing to spend. Advise them to consider the comparability of their budget to the area. When they step out of their comfort zone, remind them why they set the limits in the first place.
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