Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What to expect when buying, "AIR"


Time and time again, when selling Albuquerque Real Estate, buyers ask "What's next? What else is left?" when in comes to the entire process of buying a home. As many may know, buying a home can be as complicated as you want, but it can also fairly easy if you just let your realtor filter out all the stress. If your Realtor is dumping every little problem on to you, well....that's unfortunate.


I believe part of a Realtor's job is to make the entire process as stress free as possible. By this I mean he or she should not call you about every little thing that may go wrong or to complain about the other realtor, lender, inspector - you get the idea (unless you ask them to. A reason eludes me at the moment...). A good little acronym I like to use as a check list for buyers looking for Albuquerque homes for sale (and myself) is "AIR" (the picture provided is the only one I could think of. Sorry. I'm a product of the 90's!)


"AIR" simply stands for "A" - appraisal, "I" - inspections, and "R" - repairs. That's it. That's all. Once these three major things are complete, and you satisfy the lender and the buyer, then the rest should be in good shape.


With that being said, of course there are several details that could slow the process down. You could dissect a deal until you go mad. But couldn't you do that with anything? Like making a sandwich? You could sit there and worry about carbs in the bread. You could worry about calories in the dressing. You could worry whether or not the tomatoes and lettuce are organic. Did the pig die happy? Is the plate clean? What am I going to drink? OR, you could just make a BLT.

by Tim Fish
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