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Buying a house is one of the most important and expensive decisions you can make in life. Unfortunately, the internet makes it look like it’s very easy to find the house of your dreams online, make an offer and live happily ever after in it. Since you will be living in that house for a long time and probably pay for it for half your life, it is very important to make sure it is the right decision in the long run. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when searching for homes online:
When you are looking at houses online, you are bound to find some extremely mouthwatering options. Because you don’t want to lose the house, you may rush to make a quick offer which is often a costly mistake that can hamper your homeownership dreams.
There are several steps that must be taken before making any offer to a house such as hiring a professional and viewing the house because pictures lie and the internet is full of fraudulent people.
It’s very important to remember that photos can be exaggerated or even stolen so what you see is not necessarily what you will get. When looking at houses online, it’s good to know that you are not looking at your dream house but a lead to what you can get in that location. Keep your expectations realistic.
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Many people are under the misconception that online searches can replace real estate agents. In reality, buying a house takes more than just finding one online. There is a lot about the real estate sector that ordinary people don’t know and that is where real estate agents and lawyers come in to advice and guide. Despite their seemingly hefty commissions, a real estate agent can save you from making the biggest mistake of your life.
Most people just jump into finding their home before they know how much they can actually afford. Even though an online search is not an offer, you can get confused and even emotionally attached to amazing properties that you can’t afford. Knowing how much money you have by getting your credit score, prequalification and online financial calculator can help you to only look at those houses within your price range. That will save you time and emotional distress.
The most important thing to know about the internet is that not everything is real. In fact, it’s good to assume that most of the things there are not true. Some houses may not look the way they do on the internet while others don’t even exist. Doing a search online should be handled with much care and pessimism.
The internet has made it easier to find or sell a home. However, one should proceed with caution and seek assistance from professionals in the field should who can help them identify genuine property.
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.
Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.
And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.
The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.
When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.
The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.
They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?
So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!
If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.
I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!
The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!
There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.
After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.
Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.
By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.
We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!
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