By Jason Gelios REALTOR®
I was working with a young couple that was looking to find their perfect home. They were renting a cozy little place and decided it was time to purchase their own home. The monthly obligation of sending a check for rent to their landlord had tired them out. It was time to get out into the market.
After reviewing some of the things they want in a home and learning what areas they wanted to focus on we hit the streets fast. We scoured over multiple properties online and in person. We scheduled showings on the first day a home hit the market only to learn the house had already received multiple offers. Doing our best to find 'the one' yet realizing that this would be a tougher task to achieve. It was obvious that this market was favoring the sellers. We had to move fast. We had to be diligent. We had to come in strong if we locate a residence that they can call home.
Weeks go by. Three offers not accepted. Disappointment and frustration kick in. We continue the path towards their next home. Finally, we stumble across the one they were looking for. Could this be it? We had a conversation about what our offer should be at and we presented it to the other side fast. We were happy to announce that our offer had been accepted!
What is my point in sharing this story? Purchasing a home can be one of the most stressful times in a persons life. While a great REALTOR® can help make the process smoother, the process of deciding if a home is right for you can be tough. It can take a toll on someone fairly quick. The process must be known up front to a home buyer. It must be known that it can take time locating the right home. Real estate changes daily with homes coming on the market all the time. Home buying can be a rewarding task with a promise of many memorable years in the new home. If patience is non-existent than the process of buying a home can be extremely stressful.
If you take away one thing from this article it is that you must have patience, know what type of market it is and work with a professional who will make sure you are an educated home buyer. This in turn makes the process a lot easier and a lot less stressful. Because for me, purchasing a home was one of the best things I have ever accomplished. It can be the same for you.
Jason Gelios is a Husband and Father. After that, a Top Producing REALTOR®, Author of the book Think like a REALTOR®, Creator of The AskJasonGelios Real Estate Show and an Expert Media contributor.