During a slow market, buyers have the biggest advantages of all. That’s why now is a great time to buy Charlotte NC homes. Haggle without feeling guilty because you have the upper hand; your seller is likely to have the upper hand upon their purchase. But, don’t be ‘smug’ about it though–keep in mind that sellers have likely taken the advice of agents with market knowledge who have helped them position their homes on the market–WELL. As the market bounces back, you will have the added bonus of rising prices making your home worth more than it was when you bought it.
Even in this buyers’ market, you need to be a strong Charlotte NC buyer. Otherwise, you could crumble when faced with negotiating prices or needed repairs. Three ways to be a strong buyer of Charlotte NC homes:
• Tour any home for sale with a set idea of the value of property in the area. This means taking a little time to do your homework. Your Realtor® knows the prices of the area, you can’t be run over by a forceful seller who is determined to convince you his price is firm and fair market value. This knowledge also helps you deal with sellers who are emotionally attached to their homes and can’t price them according to true market value.
• Tour homes for sale with an experienced Realtor® who has extensive knowledge of the community. When you have a professional Realtor® working for you, you are not alone. Your agent will do all your negotiating for you and will also benefit from their intimate knowledge of the area and what to look for in a Charlotte NC home.
• Tour any home for sale knowing your needs and price range in advance. Going home shopping without a clear concept of what you want and what you can afford, can lead to emotional decisions. That can be hazardous for your bank account too!
Be sure you’re pre-approved and armed with the confidence to know what you want and how much you’re willing and able to pay. If you would like more tips on how to be a strong Charlotte NC home buyer, give me a call today or email me at Debe@DebeMaxwell.com
Charlotte North Carolina Real Estate
Debe Maxwell, CRS, Realtor®/Broker
THE MAXWELL HOUSE GROUP REAL ESTATE
1920 E. 7th Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Mobile: (704) 491-3310
Fax: (704) 353-7014