House shopping can sometimes be a fun yet stressful experience. You’re so excited in finding your home, all you do is talk about it to your friends and family. While caring about you and your well being, you may be receiving some bad advice that’s adding to the stress.
Here are a few ways to save your house hunt from being ruined.
1. Consider the source
Who is in your ear? If its your Realtor, maybe you should consider that advice because their job is to protect your best interest. Maybe its your parent who really doesn’t want you to overpay and is still protecting you as their child from a bad move. Friends and associates who’ve had bad experiences may also be the main culprits. You have to remember, whether the advice is good or bad, that doesn’t mean it will be the same for you.
2. Decide to apply it or not
Either the advice will stay in your mind when choosing a decision or it will go in one ear and out the other. You need to decide if you’re listening to it and if the person its coming from is somebody you trust.
3. Fake it but don’t take it
Face it, sometimes you just have to let people give their two cents, its normal. This situation usually pertains to parent and/or relatives. They relate you buying to their purchase and what they paid and went wrong. You have to remember, in most cases, the market isn’t the same as when they bought.
4. Be ready to walk it back
If what previously sounded like great advice turns out to be counter-intuitive to your house hunt, don’t be afraid to change course. There’s no shame in changing your mind or your tactics when your current plan isn’t working — even when you’re following advice from an expert source.
If youre in the situation, I really hope this has helped you separate solid advice from venting about a past experience.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me.