Ways to avoid burn-out when searching for your new home
You've already spent countless hours on the internet looking for that "perfect" home; perhaps you've visited multiple open houses and you've found THE ONE. You're already pre-approved or have cash and you understand the market conditions so you tell your real estate agent to present an offer.
What happens when your offer is not accepted? Rejection of an offer happens for many reasons and it isn't pleasant, but the end result is the same - you need to find an alternative. More often than not, that means more internet searching and viewing even more homes for sale.
- Keep your pre-approval and proof of funds current (No more than two months old) so you're ready to make an offer
- Think positively; it's hard to see all the good when you don't look
- Mind your health; get plenty of sleep and eat so you keep your strength up
- Take a few days off without looking; take part in an activity that recharges you for the search ahead
- Reevaluate your selection criteria; must you have a home built in 1492?
Maintaining communication between you and your real estate agent is critical in case a home opens up that is too good to pass by.
Oftentimes we find a home that will meet our needs but takes vision to personalize it. The only "perfect" home is the one you make.