I was reading user comments on a real estate website the other day. The questions buyers and sellers were asking reminded me that real estate transactions can get complicated in countless ways.
Here’s a random sample of issues buyers and sellers were having …
- A lien the seller didn’t know about is making it difficult to sell the home.
- A person buying a home is thinking of renting out her current home rather than selling it.
- The seller accepted the buyer’s offer, and now the buyer has found a home he likes better.
- The homebuyer wants to move in before closing and rent the home until the closing date.
- An inspection revealed costly repairs are needed, and the buyer wants to renegotiate the purchase price.
- A buyer has a contract to buy a home and learned the seller has another a contract with a second buyer.
- The buyer and seller disagree about what items should stay with the property after the sale.
- A buyer of a commercial building doesn’t understand the seller’s reply to his offer.
- The seller wants to know how to handle multiple offers.
- The seller didn’t show up to closing, and the buyer doesn’t know what to do.
This list could keep going and going.
I understand why people would “ask the internet” about their real estate problems, but I would be wary of the advice found there. You don’t really know what you’re getting.
On the other hand, a Texas REALTOR® is a professional with the experience and knowledge to help you avoid many problems, deal with those that arise, and help you reach the best possible outcome on your real estate transaction.