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BUYERS: How to Achieve the
into a new home can be one of the most stressful situations that a person can
endure, so it is vital that you find ways to make the transition as easy as
possible. There are two distinct types
of stress that one faces when changing homes.
First, there is the financial aspect of the move. Finding the right home at the right price,
negotiating the purchase with a seller, filling out the lengthy paperwork
involved, and handling the escrow can all take its toll. Then there is the emotional aspect of the
move, and this is often where the greatest amount of stress is felt. A competent and professional real estate
agent can make the financial steps of the process easy, but if your emotional
needs are unfulfilled, you may find yourself tired and frustrated and not
acting in your own best interest.
important to begin with the end of the process in mind. When you know the exact result you want to
end up with, the process of getting there becomes much easier. Take the time to analyze how your life will
be once you have moved into your new home and how it will be better than your
current situation. Take the time to
write out the improvements to your life and keep this with you at all times
during the transaction. Having a
physical copy of your goal will energize you to achieve it, regardless of any
setbacks. This will be an emotional
anchor that can keep you mentally in place.
Be flexible throughout the process. Allow
yourself financial peace of mind by overestimating the costs. Many things can happen between the time you
begin looking for a home and closing the sale.
Hidden costs, problems with the inspection, or fluctuating interest
rates can all pop up at any time during the transaction. By allowing yourself flexibility, you can
compensate for sudden changes that otherwise might bring a halt to the
process. If you anticipate and prepare
for these problems, you can avoid getting angry or frustrated when things don’t
go exactly as planned.
A good REALTOR can review the
step-by-step procedure in purchasing a home. Trust the process and stay
focused on your ultimate goal of home ownership and you will find the process
will go smoothly. Trust that your agent and the team they have assembled are
working in your best interests.
Work with people who are willing to
educate you on every step of the process.
The more knowledge you acquire when buying a new home, the more at ease
you will feel. Understanding that things
don’t always go exactly according to the original plan is key, so take the time
to learn about the step-by-step procedures. Have confidence in your REALTOR and
yourself. Ask every question on your
mind, no matter how seemingly insignificant it is. When buying a new home and moving, there are
no stupid questions.
Sometimes, the best way to remedy a
situation is to remove it from your mind completely for a little while. Seek out a form of entertainment that you
know relaxes you and embrace it. Maybe
you like to play a sport or watch movies.
Use your hobbies and enjoyable pastimes to relieve your stress.
Moving can be especially hard if you
have children. For adults, living in a
home for a few years represents just a small portion of their lives, but
children who have lived in a home for most or all of their lives will face a much
more difficult time when changing homes.
Even just those few years represent a much larger portion of a child’s
Familiar things such as friends,
schools, the streets where they played and the shops they were accustomed to
visiting will be changing. Everything in
their home will be new. The impact on a
child starts the first time they hear about moving and can be very
uncertain. It is important to include
your children in as many aspects of your new home as possible. Instead of just letting them decorate a new
room, take them to the store and let them help choose new paint or carpet, the
decorations, and whatever else that will give them the opportunity to feel like
the new house is really a home.
Teenagers can have a hard time if they
have an established life in high school, especially when they have close
friends or a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Teenagers already view themselves as adult members of the family, so be
sure to treat them as such. Expect that
your kids may be even more distressed after the move when they must restart
their lives from scratch. Give your
teenagers a long distance allowance to keep in touch with those they left
behind, but also encourage them to join as many clubs and sports at school as
possible in order to build a new life with new friends and a new environment.
are so many different ways that moving can be stressful on both you and your
family, it is important to take the time and steps necessary to make the
transition as easy as possible.
Remember, the most important part is that you are starting a new life
filled with new possibilities and opportunities. By making the most of these opportunities,
you can have a successful move for you and your family.
Choose your agent wisely.Working with a full-time professional real estate agent is a must. Ask questions of your agent. Find out how knowledgeable he or she is about
houses currently for sale in your price range and also of houses that have
recently sold. Can your agent recommend
a good lender that has the reputation of excellent customer service and low
rates? Does your agent ask questions of
you to have a full understanding of what you are looking for to help you get
the most home for the money?
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