Gabrielle has hit the nail on the head with this article. I have had several buyers that insist on continued looking, even back to areas that had been deleted from their search area, or had insisted on seeing properties that did not match their criteria in some very significant way, possibly because the picture in one of the on-line search sites was "so cute".
I must say, when I first got my real estate license, my counceling at the head end may have given them the idea to search all they wanted, but, now, we work much harder to define what the client is dreaming about... then focusing on just that. If for some reason, there is lingering doubt about their wants, needs or wishes, we have what I have come to think of as the "Uncle Brad" discussion. Frank, searching and realistic discussions about THEIR needs. It does take refocusing sometimes.
I'm sure that you will find Gabrielle's post of value. Thank you Gabrielle for graciously allowing me to reprint your words of wisdom here.
I know I know, people can't help it - they start looking to buy a home and want to see several before deciding on one. Then they decide, make the offer - but they keep looking at other houses!
Why?! Most likely, to make sure another better deal doesn't come along - or partly due to feeling some buyer remorse: "Did you make the right choice? Did you pay too much? What if a better home comes on the market?
Remember, you picked the house because it met your criteria and you probably fell in love with it almost immediately. The worst thing you can do is start looking at other homes - you may find something cheaper, one that has one or two better improvements, or sometimes looking helps confirm your decision. But often, what you'll find is more confusion about making a purchase.
When should you consider looking at other homes?
· If house does not appraise at or above the contract sales price.
· Inspections uncover more repair issues than you are willing to take on.
· Title search uncovers undisclosed easements that give someone else the right to use the property, undisclosed liens that won't be satisfied at closing, or problems with the deed.
· If the home simply is not right for you or you just can't afford it.
It's common to have feelings of uncertainty and remorse when making a major purchase. But if you love the house you picked - stop looking for another unless you have to!
This blog is written with my opinions and my opinions are presented with accuracy but not guarantees. Please talk to a professional before making any real estate, financial or agency decisions. Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - 2011. If you want to reprint parts of this - just email me for my permission: TucsonsRealEstate@gmail.com.
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