This is a continuation of a series: 10 Common Myths Shared by Homebuyers. See Myth #1 here.
Most properties can be found online. The Internet is a great resource for buyers and of course you can drive through neighborhoods you like or look through the paper and home magazines. BUT there are many properties that are NOT advertised and/or DO NOT have signs. Many foreclosures in our market do not have signs. I have no idea why, but they don't! And believe it or not, some sellers request for signs not to be placed in their yard and some neighborhoods do not allow signs. Also, not all agents advertise the best properties in newspapers or magazines because they sell so quickly or they choose not to use those methods.
The MLS updates at midnight which means it can lag real time updates in hot neighborhoods and even worse, hot markets. A professional real estate agent is networked with other realtors to find out what is coming on the market before it gets there. Additionally, an agent dedicated to working on your will check the HOT SHEET for you during the day to see if there is anything coming on the market to get you the edge on property information so you can hear about it before it goes out at midnight on MLS. That's why it is important to know that your agent is a full time agent that can work on your behalf. You want an experienced agent that is networked and keeping tabs on what's coming up and going on in the areas you are interested in so you don't miss any HOT properties.
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Stay tuned for more myths...
*The series is adapted from the REBAC article published October 2008, 10 Common Myths Shared by First-Time Homebuyers in Today's Buyer's Rep.
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