Beware of hidden vices. Buying directly from an owner seems like a good idea, but it is not so bad when weeks or months later there are problems in the home that you had not counted on. Of course, most of the owners are serious and honest, but there are also some “savvy.” More than you believe. Avoid problems by contacting a professional real estate consultant.
Look for the help of a licensed real estate consultant. You will not be charged to advise you and find you the home you are looking for. Their fees come from giving the service to the owner. The severe and intelligent owners hire one or two real estate consultancies to market their property. This gives guarantees to the owner, and you will have many more safeguards that your purchase will not bring problems and unnecessary expenses.
Read the real estate offer ads online with a little salt and pepper. Do not believe everything you read, or everything you see in the photos and of course all the prices that are indicated. What is the negotiation part of the purchase-sale? Do not believe it. Many buyers have lost real opportunities because they want to negotiate the price. A new home that is not right for you and that you have bought because the cost was low will not improve your quality of life for your family.