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Don’t Overpay for Your New Home

Image of a man taking money out of his walletYou work hard for your money, so you definitely don’t want to overpay when you’re buying a new home. In fact, the number one fear we hear from home buyers, especially first-time buyers, is that they might overpay for their new home.

Before you put in an offer on any home, make sure you’re following these three key points:

1. First, make sure you are working with your own real estate agent who is representing you as a buyer. While it may seem convenient to work directly with the seller’s Realtor, realize that the seller’s agent is already contracted to work for the seller, not the buyer. Get your own agent to work 100% for you. This alone can help ensure you don’t overpay for your new home.

Image of a newly constructed home2. Next, use multiple tools to determine a home’s value. In addition to the comparable sales reports your agent will research for you, do your own research on home values. When you do, make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Find homes in your exact neighborhood that are similar in size, age, number of rooms, and extra features. Also, look at sold listings, not active listings. And if you use online home value estimators, realize that they are not always accurate. Therefore, use them as loose guidelines only and don’t get fixated on one high or low number.

3. Finally, stay in control of your emotions. Buying a home is an exciting and an emotional experience. So it’s easy to get sucked into a bidding war. Set your price limit for the home and be prepared to walk away if the bidding gets too high. The last thing you want is buyer’s remorse, especially for such a major purchase.

When you keep these three guidelines in mind, you can rest assured that you won’t overpay for your new home. Whether you’re looking for your first home or wanting to upsize or downsize, we can help! Contact us today!

 

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Welcome! We are glad you’re here. We developed this website to give you the most up-to-date Napa Valley real estate listings and the most reliable information for home buyers and sellers.

Not sure where to start? Check out our blog, vlog, and articles for information on buying and selling a home, design and staging tips, and real estate investor information.

Ready to buy? Be sure to browse our current listings.We are eager to show you your next Napa Valley home.

Relocating to the area? Read up on all the great communities that make up Napa Valley.

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Leading the Pujals team are Jerry and Susan Pujals, who is ranked as the #1 Sales Team for California, Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley. Jerry, a Senior Broker, and Real Estate Advisor began his career in real estate with Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley in 1997. Susan, a seasoned Real Estate Sales Consultant joined the organization in 2008, which established the formation of The Pujals Team.

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