You’re in the throes of serious house-hunting, and you’ve narrowed your choices down to two or three “perfect” finds. You’ve spent months checking your finances, comparing lenders, making lists of required features, and envisioning the lifestyle you’ll maintain when you finally have your own piece of Greenville NC real estate. You know that after conferring with your Realtor you’ll be making an offer which will most likely be accepted; and then you can relax and look forward to the closing date and home ownership.
And all will be well, right?
Well, maybe not quite. Chances are that before the buying process is complete, you’ll start to worry about whether you made the right decision. Doubtful thoughts will intrude. Can you afford it? Is it the right time? Is there a better home out there? What if you lose your job? These “what ifs” constitute a natural case of buyer’s remorse, which is, fortunately, a temporary malady. According to real estate agent Tod Emerson, there are a few relatively easy ways to quell your anxieties about your Greenville NC real estate purchase, the first being to discuss your concerns with your Realtor, who has experience in helping clients through the home-buying jitters. Relax—and take comfort in knowing that sellers also often feel remorse, too.
And then? Review your initial “wants and needs” list and remind yourself of all the reasons you decided on that particular property. Study all your prior financial calculations for affordability reassurance. Avoid listening to well-meaning friends and relatives who offer suggestions on how you could have done better or observations on what you did wrong. Resist the temptation to second-guess yourself. Realize that agonizing over how much less you might have gotten the place for if you’d bargained harder after the deal is done is nothing but fantasy and a waste of time.
Granted, there may be times when buyer’s remorse is warranted, your concerns are valid, and the purchase of your Greenville NC real estate should be re-examined, but the reasons for such a move generally center around contractual items such as financing, inspection results, appraisals, and title searches and are far more serious than a normal emotional response to making a very large purchase.
Remember that everyone who has purchased a home has probably experienced similar feelings. Just take a deep breath and trust your decision-making ability!
Whether you are considering buying a home, selling a home or both, Liz Freeman knows the Greenville, North Carolina area inside and out. Most of her team members were born and raised in Pitt County, NC which has provided them with strong ties to the area, allowing them to become a successful Greenville NC real estate team.
Liz Freeman and her team have distinguished themselves as leaders in the Greenville NC real estate market. Liz assists buyers looking for Greenville NC real estate for sale and aggressively markets Greenville NC homes for sale. Liz is also a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), avoid foreclosure and short sale expert, committed to helping families in financial hardship find options to foreclosure. For more information you can visit Liz Helps.com. You can reach Liz by filling out her online contact form or give her a call.