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Let's Debunk Some Myths in the Market...

The real estate market is always evolving, and with its changes come a variety of myths that can mislead both buyers and sellers. In today's challenging market, it's crucial to separate fact from fiction. Let's debunk some common myths that are currently circulating.


Myth 1: Sellers Are Afraid to List Their Homes

Some folks think sellers are cowering under their beds, scared to list their homes because they might not find a new pad. Not quite! Savvy sellers are getting creative with leaseback agreements and bridge loans, giving them the flexibility to sell now and hunt for their dream home later. It's all about strategy, baby!  And that’s where we come in…


Myth 2: Buyers Need a Money Tree

There's a rumor that buying a house today requires a backyard money tree. While prices have ticked up, not every home is sparking a bidding war that ends in a gold rush. Smart buyers, armed with top-notch agents, are making solid offers without emptying their piggy banks. It's about being sharp, not just wealthy!  Plus, we have lending partners at the ready – they’ll guide you through all the amazing programs that are available right now Just ask!


Myth 3: Finding a Home is Like Finding a Unicorn

Yes, the market is tighter than a pair of skinny jeans, but finding a home isn't mythical. It's about being quick on your feet and flexible with your wish list. With a rockstar agent in your corner, you'll be doing a happy dance in your new living room in no time.  (That’s us, if you haven’t guessed by now).


Myth 4: Cash is King, but it is??

Cash offers are great, but they're not the only game in town. Sellers look at the big picture: closing timelines, contingencies, and special offers in your contract. Don't lose hope if you're not swimming in cash—you can make your offer stand out in other ways!

We're experts in that.

Consider this: the only thing binding a buyer to a contract is the earnest deposit. But someone with solid financing, perhaps even a cash guarantee financed option, is held to the deal with higher earnest deposits and other fees. This makes them tied to a lender and potentially less of a risk. Cash is great, but it can disappear before the closing happens.

So, don't underestimate the power of a well-structured offer with solid financing.


Myth 5: The Market's Heading for a Cliff

Everyone's got an opinion, but predicting the real estate market is tougher than a two-dollar steak. While some whisper about a crash, let's stick to the facts. Low inventory and high demand are keeping things steady for now. So, let's not jump to conclusions—keep a level head and carry on!

The real estate market is complex, and it's important to stay informed and work with professionals who can guide you through the process. By debunking these myths, buyers and sellers can approach the market with a clearer understanding and set realistic expectations for their real estate journey. 

As always, feel free to contact Team Hilbert for more info!

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