Whether you are buying a home in Tokyo, or looking at homes for sale in Calgary, you know that buying a home is a very emotional, stressful, and sometimes burdensome affair. It's normal for people to feel as if they are in over their head during the actual process, but what many people don't realize is that it's equally common for buyers to feel blue after buying their new home. Arguments at the closing table, as well as arguments over home decorating, can make a happy occasion into a sour one, but it really doesn't need to be this way.
One aspect of moving that people often disregard is that change can be traumatic, and that buying a home can be a big change for people who don't know the area. It can be traumatic for many, and most people do not actually prepare themselves for the emotional shock that they can have when they move locations. Going into a new home can seriously fray tempers and shorten nerves, so it's important to be understanding with family members if you notice arguments arise. Discussing the possible issues that may arise with family members, as well as pre-planning a strategy to handle issues, can diffuse problems before they become critical.
Sometimes, just acknowledging that you need to work with the seller, the realtor, and your family members can seriously improve your chances of avoiding the buyer blues. Give people in your family a heads up if you notice rising tensions, and work with them to figure out a way to ease it before it becomes too difficult to stop. One of the easiest ways to get rid of tension is to battle it with clear information. Don't assume things when talking to others about your home; instead, if you feel confused or uncomfortable, ask for clarification or extra info until you feel comfortable with the purchase.
It's also important to avoid rushing any decisions during talks. Even the best luxury homes have their shortcomings. The key is to approach the subject with a plan, and with time to make a good decision. Take your time to listen to what the seller has to say, take time to ask questions and learn about the house, and take your time to evaluate whether or not the issues that you have with the house is a deal breaker. You don't need to have everything that you want, but as long as you get the big picture of what you wanted in the home you buy, you will have a good transaction. And in time, you will be very glad that you bought the house that you did.
I am a licensed member of the Real Estate Council of Alberta since 2005 - proudly representing CIR REALTY, Calgary’s largest real estate brokerage. I enjoy keeping my readers up to date with real estate related information that they can easily understand and use for their own benefit. I welcome feedbacks and comments equally from first-time visitors to my blog, past clients and also from my fellow REALTOR® colleagues. Thanks for stopping by!