Real Estate Blog

To some, the Home buying process may, at times, feel like a bit of an emotional roller
coaster ride. But don’t worry, your feelings are just a normal part of the process.
Over the next few weeks we will go over the:

10 Unexpected Feelings You Deal With When
Buying A House

Unexpected Feeling #1
January 7, 2019
Feeling like the perfect home is just out of reach.

It doesn’t matter how much you can afford to spend… it’ll feel like if you could just afford a little bit more, you’
d be totally happy with the choices. Don’t sweat it. It’s not really true. Stick to your budget and pick the best
house you can for the amount you can spend. Even buyers in the millions go through these same feelings. A good
trick is to set your price limit lower than you can actually afford. Then, when you do start feeling this way, you
can satisfy that feeling while still staying within your limits.

Unexpected Feeling #2
January 14, 2019
Feeling like you’re going to get fired from your job.

You’re going to be obsessed with looking at houses online. This will seriously impact how much you get done at
work. You’ll feel worried, but that won’t stop you. But you most likely need your job in order to buy a house.
My advice? Get really good at sensing when your boss is coming so you can switch screens.

Unexpected Feeling #3
January 21, 2019
Feeling like a ninja.

Sensing your boss will make you a master of sneaking peeks at houses online. It’s inevitable. All serious home-
buyers do.
This skill will make you feel invincible. Like you’ll never get caught. So you’ll get bolder…
…and at some point, a house will come on when you least expect it. It’ll look perfect. You’re not gonna want to
miss out on it. So you’ll sneak out of work to go see it.

Unexpected Feeling #4
January 28, 2019
Feeling like you’re back in gym class.

Remember not being chosen for one of the teams until last in gym class? (For the record, I don’t remember that
feeling either… but we all know what it could’ve felt like.)
Doesn’t seem to matter how slow the market is. The minute you find a house you love, there will be like 5 other
buyers putting offers in on it.
As long as a house is priced appropriately to the market, there’s just a good chance you will end up competing
against other buyers. Doesn’t matter how good you were at dodgeball, my friend. There’s a good chance you will
end up feeling like “that kid” did in gym class back in the day.

Unexpected Feeling #5
February 4, 2019
Feeling like you’ve aged overnight.

There’s a lot of “hurry up and wait” in the sales process. Things often take longer than you expect. Especially if
you go after a short sale. Lots of buyers and agents avoid these. And for good reason (because “short” sales are
not short). They take forevvvvver.
Just know that short sales are not necessarily better deals. But they’d better be because you'll pay a premium for
the deal in terms of time and patience.

Unexpected Feeling #6
February 18, 2019
Feeling sorry and / or guilty…

Buyers are often surprised by some of the feelings they go through in terms of dealing with agents.
Sometimes people feel sorry for taking too long to find and buy a house.
Sometimes it’s for ending up not buying a house at all after the agent spent tons of time showing houses to you.
Often it’s for not using an agent you know, whether it’s family, friend, or just someone you know around town.
All of these things happen. It’s an unfortunate truth and reality for so many agents. Most agents get used to it and
know how to deal with the pains and frustrations. But sometimes it hurts relationships.