Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or you have made several moves, the home-buying process can be a long & arduous task. When the home-buying gets tough, how do the tough buyers keep going?
Keep reading for a few tips to keep the positive energy flowing when you're searching for a home
Adjust Your Attitude
You've probably heard that the person who is most influential in your life is you & that is certainly true when it comes to buying a home. Although the home-buying process can take longer than you may have expected, think of the bright side: You Are Able To Afford A New Home! What are a few more weeks (or months) when you already know the outcome?
Ward Off Negativity
If your family and friends are not supportive of your decision to buy in the current market or at this particular time in your life, hear their reasons why. But, don’t think that anyone’s personal home-buying horror story applies to your situation. The fact of the matter is that every home purchase is different. Just because your process is taking longer than you might like, does not mean it will end up negatively.
It is much easier to stay positive during the home-buying process when you are working with people you like and trust. By all means, do your homework and find an agent who you enjoy working with. Make sure you are also comfortable with your mortgage broker, home inspector, contractors and any other professionals you need along the way. When you work with people you like, you are more likely to remain positive!
Understand the Ever-Changing Market
Sometimes the real estate market favors buyers; sometimes it favors sellers; sometimes it is balanced. By working with a knowledgeable real estate agent, you can get familiar with the way the market is in your area. That way you will face less surprises during the process.
Expect the Unexpected
Has anyone ever told you that buying a new home was easy? If your quick answer was a resounding “no,” then why be surprised by a few delays that come along with the process? Yes, you likely will fill out mounds of paperwork. Yes, you will submit mounds of information that you may not have expected. Yes, you may have a few other bumps during the process. But, isn’t your next home well worth the effort?
Trust Your Instincts
Of course, buying a home should not be a solely emotional decision. But if you’ve found a home that meets all of your needs and most of your wants, plus it “feels right,” it probably is.
On the other hand, if you’ve found a home that meets all of your needs and wants, but something just doesn’t feel right about it, don’t feel forced to make an offer that you may regret.
Don't Start the Party Too Early
Even if everything during the home-buying process has seemed to go smoothly for you, don’t start sending out your housewarming party invitations until your deal has been completed. Verbal agreements sound great, but wait until all of the fine print has been signed, sealed and delivered – then, the home is yours!
When you're ready to take the plunge into the home-buying process and are looking for a real estate agent who is perfect for you, contact Starr Real Estate!