Top Home Buyer Mistakes


Knowing the top home buyer mistakes can help you avoid making the same mistakes when trying to buy a Charlotte home.

Being reluctant to confide in a trusted advisor

This advisor should be your trusted Charlotte real estate agent. Buyers hold back information for a variety of reasons such as:

  • Fear of how they will be perceived
  • Irrational belief they have all the answers
  • Don’t feel it is important enough
  • Lack confidence in their advisor

Experienced Charlotte real estate professionals handle such a multitude of transactions and personality types, there’s little they haven’t heard before. Your advisors are representing your best interests and have a fiduciary responsibility to do so. They can’t help you if they don’t know what you are doing behind their backs. Plus, they will likely have a better idea for you than you can dredge up.

If you have cold feet and have thoughts about backing out of the transaction, talk to your agent about those feelings. Your agent can help walk you through the concerns. Pros will help you to decide if you really need to cancel and, if so, manage the transaction so you can get your earnest money deposit back.

Altering Financial Pictures before Closing

Do not acquire anything on credit and / or with a credit card once you have completed a loan application. Do not buy:

  • Automobiles
  • Washers, dryers, refrigerators
  • Lawnmowers or garden equipment
  • Expensive electronics or computers
  • Furniture for your new home

Even slight alterations in your credit ratios could cause an underwriter to throw out your loan and deny it. If your loan contingency has expired or been removed, you could forfeit your earnest money deposit in addition to losing the home.

Buying the Wrong House

The very first thing Charlotte NC home buyers should do is make a list of priorities and define home purchase objectives. Figure out what features and benefits are most important and which you can live without. Before you close escrow, review this list. It’s easy to ignore a major factor that could come back to haunt you later.

Not hiring a Agent…!

Contact experienced Charlotte REALTOR® Dan Jones for all your Charlotte home buying needs.