If you are getting ready to look for your first home or even have had a couple purchases under your belt already, you may have a few notions about the process and experience that could be more myth than fact. These misconceptions could hamper the experience for you and lead to sub-standard results. Here are a couple myths you should know before looking for homes for sale:

Myth #1: Buyers don’t need a real estate professional and can save money by not getting one.

The reality is that you could cost yourself money by going it alone. It does not cost you anything to use a real estate professional. If you do not use a buying agent, the selling agent gets the full amount of the commission. Otherwise, they share it. Either way, the total commission amount is the same. You get valuable services and advice by retaining a realtor to handle your side of the transaction. Their negotiation skills can save you money, and their knowledge of the industry and the area can keep you from making a costly mistake.

Myth #2: All the information you find in the listing report of homes for sale is accurate.

Listing information is supplied by various sources, including the sellers, realtor, and government records. Any information could be incorrect for a variety of reasons, so everything of importance should be verified prior to closing. Having a realtor guide you through the process will help you ascertain if everything is as it needs to be for your complete satisfaction and protection.

Ian Hawkins & Cindy Ryerse are experienced and very knowledgeable about the industry and the Collingwood, Ontario area. We will provide you with first class customer service, including debunking any misconceptions you may have, so your experience is the happy and joyous occasion it should be. Our state-of-the-art technology assures that your search for homes for sale is productive, so the home of your dreams can become a reality. Contact us today to learn more!

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