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10 Ways to Guarantee a Miserable Home Buying Experience

Anthony GilbertUpdated Introduction: A few agents have already commented in various places that this post may not be "a good idea." IMO, that's likely because they think an agent's Number One Priority is "lead generation" - and some believe it's "aggressive" lead generation. I completely disagree - I feel our Number One priority is "client service."

It is my belief the reason an increasing number of buyers are behaving in the ways I describe in this post, is because real estate (as an industry) has forced them to. Particularly due to internet marketing, buyers have been forced to lurk anonymously in the shadows, because they fear that the moment they give an agent their information, they won't be able to get rid of the agent - like an irritating skin rash....

Waiving Home Inspection With Multiple Offers

Hot Market Hazard: You Want to Waive the Inspection?

In Seattle at the moment, there's one "Hot Market Hazard" which makes my stomach churn, and that's when the buyer comes downs with a case of "house fever" so severe that they're willing to waive the home inspection contingency completely to "win" a multiple offer situation.

The Seattle area market is definitely "hot" right now. We have a record low home inventory for sale, and an incredibly low number of new listings coming online to satisfy buyer demand. And, the numbers indicate w'll be in a seller's market for quite some time to come.

In Brief - What is an Inspection Contingency?

The home inspection contingency is the period in which the buyer has time to perform their "due diligence" of sorts - the time to order the primary inspection, and any others which may apply to that particular property. If the buyer isn't satisfied...

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