Five Tips to Survive "House Hunting" Burn-Out

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Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel Realtors CA BRE 01914367

 

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.

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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. 

 

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  • 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.

 

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WERC educational merlin falconIn case you're wondering what I do outside real estate, among other things, I'm a volunteer at the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center (www.werc-ca.org).  There's something special about helping others whether people or wildlife that just makes me sleep better at night.

 

You'll find additional resources at my website aimed at helping you and loved ones find ideas and resources we can all use while going through life's journey.

 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and feel free to contact me if I can help you.

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I have some clients who are experiencing burnout.  It's a very fast paced market in Houston with many multiple offer situations and they've missed on two homes they wanted. These are great suggestions. Agree with Richard. I'd like to see a post on this topic for Realtors' burnout on house hunting.

July 27, 2013 08:12 AM
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These are all good tips.  The big one I always emphasize with buyers is "Find a home that matches 80% or more of what you want because that's often often the best you'll be able to find."

July 27, 2013 09:23 AM
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate

Hi Rebecca, congratulations on the feature!  One of my buyers tells me she wants a brick rambler that she can renovate and change it the way she wants it as she will never find the house she wants.  I'm glad she understands that there is not a house that has everything you want...but like she says she can if the house is priced right so she can renovate it to her specs.  have a great weekend!

July 27, 2013 10:08 AM
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All great tips... finding the right home is hard.. working with the right agent is easy.. and then the rest will come.

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Once again it seems the day has passed so quickly.  Don't you just love those types of days - oh wait - that seems to be every day and goes to the point of avoiding burn out.  Thank you all for your comments and the feature!  I look forward to interacting with everyone more here in the RAIN.  Talk with you soon!

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Possibilities abound all around us, but sometimes we're too busy to notice. The theme behind and throughout this blog is to pause and foresee the possibilities. Once you're aware of possibilities you truly appreciate them and are better equipped to generate the right results.