We live in a stress filled world whether it’s at the office, home, kids, family, community, you name it and there’s bound to be some level of stress. Buying a home is no different and since it’s a different kind of stress than the norm and it can definitely take a toll on you. Here are some quick tips on how to reduce and even eliminate the stress of buying your next home.
Make sure you trust your Realtor! You need to trust that they are the professional and you’re working with them for a reason. Let them do their job to the best of their ability. Second guessing the homes your Realtor chooses will only add to the stress. Also make sure you’re Realtor communicates with you. Returns your phone calls, texts, and emails; keeps you up to date and in the loop.
With purchasing a new home you’ll have a lot of decisions to make; some big and some small. How many beds, how many baths, hardwood or carpet, projects or updated, two car garage or three, faces east or west, etc. That doesn’t even include who to use for inspection, insurance, lender, plumbing, etc. Remember that there is no wrong choice only informed and uneducated. Remember to setup your home search with needs and wants; what’s a “must have” and what’s a “would be nice”.
Remember that while looking for your new home that no house will be perfect. Just ask an inspector! They are paid to find things wrong with a house and no matter if it’s a new build or a resale no house is perfect. Stick to your guns, find the pros, and don’t focus on the negatives.
We all have loved ones that we hold dear and their opinions mean the world to us. However remember that when buying your new home it’s your new home not theirs. While it is great taking advice from those that have come before you it’s important to know that the decision is yours not theirs. Limit the amount of opinions you receive.
There’s no time like the present – plan ahead! Today’s market is ridiculously fast. There’s very little time to sit on something and think about it; this goes for both buyers and sellers. If you’re looking at selling your home start to plan now – what projects need to be completed? Will you be staging? Who’s you’re Realtor? Where will your next home be? If you’re buying – who’s your Realtor? Who’s your lender? Where do you want to live? When do you need to move by?
It comes down to understanding that buying a home is the largest investment you’ll ever make. It takes time, planning, patience, money, and trust. It also takes knowing that you can’t do it alone however leverage those you’re working with to eliminate the stress of purchasing your new home – your Realtor, lender, friends, and family.
Marc Bayes is an Associate Broker for the Colorado Dream House Team for Luxury Homes by Keller Williams, DTC. He is an expert in buying real estate in the Denver Metro Area. Do you have questions about buying property? Contact him at 303-619-3052 or Marc@ColoardoDreamHouse.com
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