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Common Mistakes People Make When Selling Or Buying Their Home

Author: Shabbir Ahmed Janmohamed | | Categories: Commercial Properties , First Time Home Buyers , Real Estate Agent

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Buying or selling a home is a major life and financial milestone for you and your family that requires thoughtful planning and preparation. You need to understand all the aspects of the buying or selling process, everything from preparing and listing to repairs, navigating the closing process, and so on.

If you’re unaware of where to begin with these requirements, it’s best to work with experienced professionals who will guide you through crucial steps and help you avoid repercussions. Real estate broker Shabbir Janmohamed knows all about the mistakes committed when purchasing or selling real estate and how they can impact your finances and, most importantly, your peace of mind. To help you avoid some of the basic errors that could prove costly, I put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when selling or buying their home.

1. Ignoring financial viability
Like most clients, you may fail to check your financial viability properly, maybe due to inexperience. You could forget aspects like penalties for breaking your mortgage or the cost of sale. The best way to prevent this is to discuss it with an experienced, trustworthy realtor who can help you do all the calculations correctly.

2. Underestimating property cost
Another frequent error is not checking the actual worth of the home properly and thus sometimes overrating the price of your home, resulting in disappointment later. Talk to a trustworthy and reliable realtor to understand the real valuation of your property.

3. Forgetting about closing cost
If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you may not realize the amount of closing costs required on closing, like Land Transfer Taxes. It always helps to be prepared upfront for these associated costs so that you can minimize any last-minute financial complications.

4. Neglecting market situations
Understanding market situations is a crucial aspect in deciding to buy or sell your home. But, if you happen to struggle with this, make sure you have a trustworthy and experienced realtor who can help understand this aspect.

5. Ignoring affordability and mortgage approval
Affordability and mortgage pre-approval is a requirement to begin thinking of buying real estate. When you have a proper estimate of how much you can afford, it will give you the confidence to acquire the perfect home that is within your price range.

6. Skipping on professional advice
Getting the right realtor who can guide you with your real estate needs is a key aspect as well. Also, at times you will need professional advice from accountants and lawyers as well to help you make the right decision when purchasing your dream home.

To avoid more mistakes like these, reach out to Shabbir Janmohamed Broker. As a leading real estate broker in Vaughan, ON, I have several years of experience and have in-depth knowledge about the GTA real estate market. I strive to give you top-notch customer service and ensure to assist you in the prep stage and help you get the best results in the shortest amount of time.

For a complete list of my services, please click here. If you have any questions about the real estate sector, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.


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