In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some common, unfortunate myths that have sprung up in the real estate world in recent years. Some of these are somewhat harmless misconceptions, but others are major myths that, if taken seriously, might negatively impact several areas of a buyer's process.
At The Albright Team, we're proud to not only offer a wide range of homes, townhomes and condos for sale in Las Vegas and numerous other areas, but also to assist our clients with all the proper areas of information they need while pursuing their real estate goals -- and that includes steering them clear of misinformation in any part of our world. Here are a few more of the worst myths we've heard, plus the correct information on each of them.
Myth #4: "I've Bought a Home Before, So I'm Already a Pro"
A common issue we see from those who have already been in the real estate market in the past: Assuming that one pass through this world instantly makes you an expert. While it's true that you'll learn a lot during your first time in the real estate world, the fact remains that there's always more to learn, especially in these changing times.
Just as importantly, it's still vital to work with a quality realtor even if you've already done this before. A quality agent has several qualities that you won't find in the average real estate agent, from a knowledge of the local market to several tactics or techniques you likely haven't been exposed to.
Myth #5: All Agents Want is to Make a Sale
Perhaps the largest misconception about real estate agents in general is the idea that their only goal is to sell a home no matter what. And while it's true that we work hard for our clients who are selling their homes, our services go well beyond that.
The truth of the matter is that we love what we do, and a quality agent gets a lot more out of their work than making money. When you're working with a realtor, you're developing a relationship with another person in your community who can help you not only find homes for purchase, but also sell yours when the time comes.
Myth #6: You Can Rely Completely on Zillow's Estimates
While Zillow is a perfectly robust resource for you to peruse on a casual basis when considering the real estate market, we don't recommend utilizing it for your actual home search if you're seriously considering buying or selling. Zillow is notoriously known for wildly inaccurate information, and this holds true in both the home buying process as well as at the time of your home's sale.
Make sure that if you're looking into getting serious about any purchase or sale, you contact us to get entirely accurate information on what your property might be worth.
For more on avoiding common real estate myths, or to learn about any of our home listings or other services, speak to the pros at The Albright Team today.
Kelly Albright is Broker/Owner of Vision Realty Group and has been in Real Estate for 17 years. She has closed over 700 homes in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson.