Ep 91: Top 7 Homebuyer Mistakes of 2021

Mistakes can be very costly when buying and selling a home, which is why we work with clients to make them aware of potential pitfalls during the process. If you’re in the market for a home now, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these seven mistakes that have been plaguing people in 2021.
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Buying a home is a complicated – and sometimes overwhelming – process that involves multiple people and numerous layers, which is why it’s easy to make mistakes along the way.

Working with a good realtor will help you avoid these pitfalls, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be aware of the problem areas many homebuyers are facing in 2021. On this episode of the podcast, we’ll look at the seven biggest mistakes in real estate this year and tell you how we help our clients navigate them.

Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to hear a specific segment.

[0:58] – 1st mistake on rates

[2:39] – 2nd mistake with credit

[4:00] – 3rd mistake on down payment

[5:37] – 4th mistake on budgeting

[6:42] – 5th mistake on multiple offers

[8:33] – 6th mistake on getting emotional

[9:41] – 7th mistake on realtors

Colleen Quotes:

“A good realtor that works with a lot of buyers can actually guide you on matching you with a good mortgage broker that can find the best loan for you in the situation you’re in. ”

– Keeping It Real Estate Podcast

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Colleen Benson

Colleen is a licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Realtor and has helped build the top Keller Williams team in Salem. Her tremendous team now serves buyers and sellers throughout the Willammette Valley and the Oregon coast. She is the host of the Keeping It Real Estate radio show on 104.3 FM KSLM. The show plays Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and has been on the air since January of 2019. Don't hesitate to reach out to Colleen if you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in the area!​

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