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How to Combat Disappointment When Buying a Home

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While buying a home is definitely an exciting experience, it can also be laced with disappointment. In fact, most home buyers have a story about “the one that got away” … about the one house they fell in love with but didn’t get. Perhaps the sellers took a higher offer, maybe the buyers’ financing fell through, or perhaps the home inspection turned up too many things to fix. No matter the reason, losing what seemed like the perfect home is difficult for many home buyers.

Following are some tips for avoiding heartache when buying a home.    

  • Timing is everything. If you tour a home and truly believe this is the house for you, then be prepared to act quickly. Have your pre-approval already lined up before you look at homes. In our current seller’s market, there’s simply no time to “wait and see” or “think it over.” Get your offer in quickly before competing offers have time to roll in.
  • Keep your emotions in check. Obsessing over “the one that got away” never works in relationships and it doesn’t work when buying a home No matter how much emotion you feel toward a home, remember that in the end this is a business transaction. So if something doesn’t work out, you need to move on. 
  • Ramp up your home search. If the house you want can’t be yours, don’t sit home and pout. Get out there and tour more houses for sale. That’s the surest way to overcome the home buyer blues. And, chances are you’ll find an even better home!

Buying a home is a big decision, so having high points and low points is inevitable. Just remember that no matter what happens during your home search, your Realtor is there to help you manage the ups and downs. Whether you’re looking for your first home or wanting to upsize or downsize, we can help! Contact us today!

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Welcome! We are glad you’re here. We developed this website to give you the most up-to-date Napa Valley real estate listings and the most reliable information for home buyers and sellers.

Not sure where to start? Check out our blog, vlog, and articles for information on buying and selling a home, design and staging tips, and real estate investor information.

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