The Real Estate Browser Volume 10, Issue 4 | Page 40

40 — Say you saw it in The Real Estate Browser of Lynchburg — Volume 10 Number 4 9 Common Real Estate Myths That Plague Buyers and Sellers Even though most people are rarely part of a real estate transaction, everyone believes they are an expert. By Teresa Mears, Contributor While there’s a prevailing belief that buying without a real estate agent will save you money, the truth is you’re almost always better off working with a pro. BUYING OR selling a house is not some- thing most of us do every day. You may do it once a decade, or even once in a lifetime. Despite the fact that most of us enter the world of real estate only rarely, we all think we know how it works, based on the experi- ences of friends and family members, stories we have heard and things we have read. actually works. Buying into those can hurt But for everything we believe we know about the industry, there are a number of myths that circulate about how real estate their last home. If a long time has passed your chances of buying or selling the right home at the right price. In recent years, technology has radically changed the way homes are bought and sold, and yet some aspects of real estate are the same as they were when your parents bought since your last transaction, you may be sur- prised at how much has changed.