Assembling an All-Star Real Estate Team
In This Chapter
Introducing the players on a winning team
Selecting your players the smart way
Getting the most out of your team
Discovering agent fallacies
Winston Churchill once characterized the former Soviet Union as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” Churchill’s apt description applies equally well to the home-buying process. If you’re like most folks who are looking for a home, you’re not an expert on property values, financing, or tax and real estate law. And when your life savings are on the line, ignorance isn’t bliss. Not understanding what’s involved in the process of buying a home can cost you big bucks and make you unhappy with the home that you ultimately purchase.
How can you find your way through the convoluted maze of constantly changing real estate market conditions, local laws, regulations, and tax codes? Where can you sign up for a crash course in home values? Even if you have the aptitude, how will you find the time to become an expert in so many fields?
One way around these problems is to do nothing. You can’t get into trouble if you’re lying in a corner, curled tightly into the fetal position. Of course, the downside of doing nothing is that nothing gets done. You can never buy a home by using this method.
Reading Home Buying For Dummies, 4th edition is a far more dynamic course of action. This book shows you how to become a smart home buyer. However, this book can’t do everything for you. ...