Are you looking to move but your search for a new home is taking longer than you’d like? Below are a few factors that might be holding you back from finding and purchasing your next home.
-An inability to see past cosmetic flaws. Gaudy wallpaper, stained carpets, outdated fixtures. and sloppy paintings are off-putting, but if you can’t look past such superficial, easily remedied problems, you mat well end up passing over properties that meet your needs as far as the important things such as “bone-structure,” size, layout, and price are concerned.
-Unrealistic expectations - Are you waiting for “the perfect home” to come along? Are you wasting time looking at homes that are beyond reach of your budget? If so, it’s time to reevaluate you list of needs, wants and deal breakers, and, if you haven’t already, talk to a mortgage consultant about what you can afford and get pre-qualified for financing.
-Indecisiveness - There are a few reasons you may be suffering from analysis paralysis: fear of experiencing buyer’s remorse, always thinking there’s a better home around the corner, or holding out for a better deal. Of course you don’t want to rush into buying a home before you’re ready, but there comes a point when you have to pull the trigger.
-You’re trying to do it all yourself - You can spend endless hours combing through classifieds and clicking your way across the Web, but a professional real estate representative is the best way to narrow your search and find the right home or you more quickly, by presenting you with only those properties (even ones not actively being advertised) that meet your criteria.
Originally Published in Realty Report
Volume 9, Issue 6