• Sydney Swenson

5 Real Estate Myths

The real estate world can be scary, especially when you first step into it. You may have lots of preconceived notions on how home buying and selling work that aren't true. Today we will go over 5 big myths of real estate.

1. You Have to Sell Your Home in the Right Season

You may have heard that spring or summer is the best time to list your home. But guess what? People are house hunting year round!

More houses do tend to sell in certain (warmer) seasons. However, with the right agent, your home is sure to sell during any season.

2. Real Estate Agents Will Say Anything for a Sale

Not every real estate agent will have your best interest in mind. But, most agents are on your side and want to help you find your perfect house.

Here at The Lucas Howard Group, we are honest, trustworthy, and always put you first before any sale. Our clients mean the most to us and we care about your wellbeing and satisfaction.

3. Homes Are Listed at Their Highest Price

It's common to think people list their homes at their top dollar. You can always come down from that price or receive a lower offer, right? This is a possibility, but it happens less than you realize.

It's better to list a house at a competitive price right at the start. This way, you can avoid sitting on the market for too long. You will also gain more potential buyers at a competitive price.

4. Only People with Kids Should Look at the School District

Everyone should check what the school district is like by a house they're interested in. Houses located in the best school districts are priced higher.

Even if you don't have any children, or they're all grown up, this is an important factor to consider when buying or selling a home. Be aware of the school district and how it impacts the homes in the area.

5. You Can Do Whatever You Want to a Home Once You Buy It

There are a handful of hidden restrictions and regulations when it comes to owning a home. If you want to make small changes, you should be able to freely do so.

But when it comes to the big stuff, make sure you check with the Home Owner's Association and any local laws or ordinances. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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