Affordable San Antonio Homes – Buying and Selling without Emotion

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams, San Antonio, Helotes, Leon Valley

Affordable San Antonio Homes – Buying and Selling without Emotion

Affordable San Antonio homes are bought and sold every single day and those that benefit financially the most from the transactions tend to be the party that does so without emotion!

I read something a friend of mine wrote recently titled: The best fighters fight without emotion, and I immediately thought of all the buyers that are underwater now because they got adjustable rate mortgages (ARM) in 2005, 2006 and 2007 under the thought that I’ll save up some money, improve my credit scores, and refinance my home in 3-5 years before the interest rate gets out of hand.

I think we all know the end of that story… a lot of good people lost and are losing their homes monthly. I firmly believe that had a number of them had logically thought about their budget, income, and comfort level of how much money they could spend on housing, I dare say that we would have fewer foreclosures today.

My friend stated in the article that logic and emotion are two of the most powerful things in our lives. So when buying an affordable San Antonio home, I agree that emotion will be part of the reason to select a particular home; however, logic should be used in the beginning, middle and end of the transaction with respect to the financial aspects of the purchase.

When selling an affordable San Antonio home, I also agree that emotions are tied to the home because of all the great things that occurred while you lived there. That stated, please remember that once your decision has been made to sell, the home becomes a “house” and is similar to a “comodity” sold on Wall Street. You wouldn’t decide to sell a stock based on feelings so selling a home while in an emotional state can compromise your financial outcome.

I guess the easiest way to buy and/or sell an affordable San Antonio home is to respond to the situations instead of reacting to them. Examples that I’ve heard in the past are: They’re crazy to want that price!, Your buyers just want to steal my client’s home, It’s the principle of the matter!, My whole family grew up here so I’m not coming down one penny more! Fact is that a buyer doesn’t have to buy, and a seller doesn’t have to sell. Oh, and the whole thing can fall apart at any minute including the closing table.

If you or someone you know is interested in buying an affordable San Antonio home and would like to have a specific market search conducted, please select “I Want A Personal Buyer Needs Analysis” and I will make time to research your unique situation.

If you or someone you know is interested in selling an affordable San Antonio home and would like to know the value of homes in their specific area, please select “Affordable San Antonio Home Values” and I will send you a FREE market report.

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