So you just moved into your new Temecula house after months of online research, followed by another month or two of searching for the perfect home every weekend with your real estate agent, and yet another six weeks in escrow jumping through hoops with your mortgage company and you’re feeling like the whole experience is anti-climactic and you’re wondering why it doesn’t appear to be one of life’s greatest moments.
You are not alone according to a recent survey published by Chase Bank which found that about 9 out of 10 buyers went into the process feeling like their ducks were in a row and that they were prepared for the ordeal and yet 56 percent of them wished they knew more about the process, especially the financing.
It’s amazing how powerful the internet is and how much we, as a population, have come to depend on it for everything. It’s almost impossible to fathom the world without an internet today. It would be like giving up our cars – we just can’t survive without it.
The truth is I don’t think the real estate industry could survive – certainly we could not thrive like we do today. And yet, the internet is full of outdated and misleading self-serving information everywhere we look. We do our Google searches for all the right key words and we find what appear to be relevant results and we dive into the websites that have been instantly provided to our fingertips