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Phoenix Az Real Estate Buyer MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #4

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Phoenix Az Real Estate Buyer MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #4 After working with hundreds of homebuyers, I’ve come to recognize that there are several common misconceptions that are widely held to be true by experienced homebuyers and first-timers alike. I refer to them as “Myth-Understandings” and I’ve seen many prospective buyers harm their own cause as a result of their... 

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Scottsdale Az Real Estate Buyer MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #3:

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Scottsdale Az Real Estate Buyer MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #3: After working with hundreds of homebuyers, I’ve come to recognize that there are several common misconceptions that are widely held to be true by experienced homebuyers and first-timers alike. I refer to them as “Myth-Understandings” and I’ve seen many prospective buyers harm their own cause as a result of their... 

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Phoenix Real Estate Investment Homebuyer MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #2:

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Phoenix Real Estate Investment Homebuyer MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #2: After working with hundreds of homebuyers, I’ve come to recognize that there are several common misconceptions that are widely held to be true by experienced homebuyers and first-timers alike. I refer to them as “Myth-Understandings” and I’ve seen many prospective buyers harm their own cause as a result... 

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Phoenix Real Estate Agent MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #1:

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Phoenix Real Estate Agent MYTH-Understanding Series: Myth #1: After working with hundreds of homebuyers, I’ve come to recognize that there are several common misconceptions that are widely held to be true by experienced homebuyers and first-timers alike. I refer to them as “Myth-Understandings” and I’ve seen many prospective buyers harm their own cause as a result of their misled... 

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Real Estate Myth-Understanding 4: “I don’t need a Realtor to represent me on a new home purchase because the builder’s agent will.”

April 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Truth:   The Builder’s Sales Agent represents the Builder ONLY!   There’s a sign posted on the front door of every model home sales office in the State of Arizona that states something to this effect:   “If you are represented by a Realtor®, they must accompany you during your first visit to this community.”   Home builders factor a Realtor’s® commission... 

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Real Estate Myth-Understanding 3: “I don’t need to talk to a mortgage lender or Realtor until I’m ready to buy.”

April 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Truth:   In fact, there are a few very compelling reasons to communicate with a Realtor® and a lender as soon as you think a home purchase may be in your future.   Your first call (or email) should be to your Realtor®. A good Realtor® will set you up to succeed with your search and subsequent purchase by providing:   –An Initial Consultation: Your Realtor® will schedule an... 

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Real Estate Myth-Understanding #2: “I can save money by negotiating directly with the Listing Agent.”

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Truth:   As long as the property is offered in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), this is almost always FALSE.   By the time a property is listed in the MLS, the Seller and the Listing Agent have already executed a Listing Agreement that details the commission to be paid upon sale of the home. The Listing Agreement is a contract between the Seller and the Broker. It dictates the total compensation... 

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Real Estate Myth-Understanding #1 – “It’s OK to visit an Open House without my Realtor present.”

April 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

After working with hundreds of homebuyers, I’ve come to recognize that there are several common misconceptions that are widely held to be true by experienced homebuyers and first-timers alike. I refer to them as “Myth-Understandings” and I’ve seen many prospective buyers harm their own cause as a result of their misled belief in them.   Keep in mind that real estate laws very... 

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