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1 of the biggest mistakes to make in Real Estate Investing is believing you can do EVERYTHING on your own.
Many buyers think that they know it all, or that they can close a real estate transaction on their own. While they might have completed a number of deals in the past that went well, the process may not go as smoothly in a down market – and there is no one you can turn to if you want to fix an unfavorable real estate deal.
Real estate investors should tap every possible resource and befriend experts that can help them make the right purchase. A list of the potential experts should, at a minimum include a savvy real estate agent, a competent home inspector, a handyman, a good attorney and an insurance representative. These experts should be capable enough to alert the investor to any flaws in the home or neighborhood. Or, in the case of an attorney, he or she may be able to alert the home buyer to any defects in the title or easements that could come back to haunt them down the line.
Via Glen Curtis, Investopedia