Thinking of buying a home? Not sure what to do in today’s market? Then you need to read Before You Buy! It’s the essential, must-read survival guide for everyone thinking about purchasing a house in today’s real estate market. Before You Buy! is the no-hype, straight talking, indispensable, step-by-step guide to understanding this market and purchasing a home safely, sanely, and at a price you can afford.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Chief Executive Officer Jim Gillespie worked closely with Corbett while the author was researching and writing Before You Buy! Gillespie wrote the foreword for the book, which also features his personal insights throughout, culled from his nearly 36 years in real estate.

‘I am proud to have collaborated with Michael on this book, and I appreciate his passion for helping consumers manage through the complexities of the home buying and selling process to make the smartest decisions,’ said Gillespie. ‘We believe expert real estate agents who utilize the proper tools are instrumental in a home buyer’s success, but there is no denying that today’s consumer is empowered to enter the process more prepared.

‘Mortgage rates are at historic lows, so now is a great time to buy to avoid the uncertainty of these rates increasing in the future,’ Gillespie continued. ‘Michael does an exceptional job in breaking down the various phases buyers go through so that they can make excellent lifestyle and financial decisions.’

This book offers all buyers control of the process. First-time buyers and experienced homeowners alike will learn how to uncover hidden dollars and eliminate costly expenses at every step. But most importantly, they will learn how to avoid the traps and pitfalls that put so many buyers into bad deals, risky mortgages, and unaffordable homes.

In addition to advice from Gillespie, contributors included Suze Orman, Barbara Corcoran and Jean Chatzky of NBC’s Today Show, and Donald Trump.

‘There’s never been a better time to buy real estate than right now. Michael’s Before You Buy! is a must-have if you want to do it smart, safe, and with real success!’
Barbara Corcoran, Real Estate expert for NBC Today Show, Best Selling Author and Founder of The Corcoran Group

‘The book that every homeowner must read before they put their house on the market.’
Jim Gillespie, CEO Coldwell Banker Real Estate

To find out more about the book and the places you can buy it, visit our Coldwell Banker book page.