In this crazy market where you feel like you need to jump on any available home, buyers regret can become a big thing. Whether you feel like you have made the wrong decision 24 hours after going under contract, after the inspection phase or once you move into your home, that sinking feeling is never exactly welcomed.
Let’s say you started actively looking at homes, you jump on one that seems to be ok then after living in the home for a few weeks you realize the neighborhood is louder then you imagined or that it really doesn’t have enough bedrooms to fit your needs. Or maybe you have to head back to work physically and you realize the commute is a nightmare.
That is why becoming a savvy homebuyer is important! Especially in this crazy Denver Real Estate Market
After working with many, many buyers I realized that getting clarity about your needs and wants is very important. There are some things we can live with when buying a home and other things that just won’t cut it.
When we bought our home we settled in some areas, like our yard is small and it is mostly cement and rock but we live close to fields, the school, within walking distance of the brewery, cafe, and restaurants and we knew that this was more important to us then having a big yard.
If we hadn’t have dug in and had discussions about our needs and wants firsts we may have bought the house with a big yard but we would have also felt trapped not being able to walk to places easily. I know we are weird, most people would prefer that big yard!
It is important to become savvy, working out your needs vs wants, thinking about your major deal breakers and thinking about what you will be ok compromising on.
My beginner process with my buyers helps us all get clarity around this so that when we are out looking at homes and having to make quick decisions my buyers can make those decisions confidently, or I can remind them that this was a major deal breaker and you probably aren’t going to be happy here in the long run!
Do you want to get some clarity about what you are actually wanting and needing in a home? I have a list of questions that can help dig up some of those things that may be major deal breakers. These questions will also help you realize what you really would love in a home.
I'm Haley Bartlett and I love helping sellers get the most for their home while helping them find their new home. This can be scary for many seller/buyers as they wonder where they will go if everything doesn't go right! I have systems and processes in place to lift the burden, getting you the most for your current home while finding the right next home!
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