As Dallas real estate professionals we know that buying a home is an exciting adventure, one that can also be stressful and tiring. You want the process to be as simple as possible, but this can lead to mistakes if you get in too big a hurry. Over the years we’ve seen buyers make mistakes they’ve come to regret. What are the biggest mistakes potential home buyers make? We’ve shared a few of them below.
Not performing thorough research. There are many factors that impact not only your quality of life, but your home’s value as well. These can include the school district, neighborhood security, location, taxes, what amenities are available, career opportunities and more. Be sure to do your homework before making a quick decision!
Falling in love with the exterior of a home without really considering the floor plan. Curb appeal is important, but you live your life inside for the most part. If you choose a home that doesn’t reflect your style or layout preferences you’re not going to be happy in the long run. A home should be functional, welcoming and laid out in a way that suits your family’s lifestyle. Many times you’ll find that if you fall in love with the interior of a home, the exterior looks more appealing than you initially thought!
Not having a home inspected by professionals. When you look at a home that’s several years old and has been lived in, you can’t always see the potential problems that may exist with plumbing, electrical, the foundation or roof, even termites or hidden mold. Not everything is visible to the eye, and if you don’t have a home properly inspected it can cost you dearly when these hidden problems start to surface. Have. It. Inspected.
From choosing a location that isn’t the best to not taking time to think about how your family wants to live in terms of amenities (interior and exterior) such as a pool or expansive patio/deck if you love the outdoors, it’s important to take your time and not get in a rush when buying a home. This is a big investment; play it smart, have patience and do your homework.
It’s easier to avoid home buying mistakes when you work with a knowledgeable and experienced Dallas real estate agent who can provide the guidance you need, answer your questions and help ensure you dot all the i’s and cross all the t’s. When you’re looking for your ideal home in Dallas, count on Team Nelson to be with you all the way.