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Common First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes

1. They don’t ask enough questions of their lender and end up missing out on the best deal.

2. They don’t act quickly enough to make a decision and someone else buys the house.

3. They don’t find the right agent who’s willing to help them through the homebuying process.

4. They don’t do enough to make their offer look appealing to a seller.

5. They don’t think about resale before they buy. The average first-time buyer only stays in a home for four years.

Don't let these common mistakes hurt your chances of getting the house you want! Contact us today to set up a meeting with one of our highly qualified agents who can guide you through the homebuying experience, step by step!

Celebrating Our SWEET Success!

Teresa Blanchette accepts her award from Tom & Debi SbarraCENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells recently celebrated and honored the sales and service achievements of our agents in 2014. A lively awards luncheon was held at P.S. Restaurant in Vestal. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Your Sweet Success in 2014” and was complemented by a candy-themed presentation and a candy dessert bar.

All million dollar producers were awarded. Agents meeting Masters level sales achievement received invites to the CENTURY 21 Top Agent Retreat to be held in Coronado, California this October.

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Take the Stress Out of Homebuying

Keep these tips in mind for a less stressful homebuying experience!Buying a home should be fun, not stressful. As you look for your dream home, keep in mind these tips for making the process as peaceful as possible:

1. Find a real estate agent who you connect with. Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, but also an emotional one. It’s critical that the REALTOR® you chose is both highly skilled and a good fit with your personality.

2. Remember, there’s no “right” time to buy, just as there’s no perfect time to sell. If you find a home now, don’t try to second-guess interest rates or the housing market by waiting longer — you risk losing out on the home of your dreams. The housing market usually doesn’t change fast enough to make that much difference in price, and a good home won’t stay on the market long.