I was with some buyers over the weekend who weren't sure about whether or not to offer on a house or to wait for more properties to come on the market and see what else might come available. This reminded me of a speech I use with many first-time home buyers, though it makes sense for the move-up/down buyer as well.
You're not out to see every property that's available on the market. You're out to find a house you want to buy.
If you're out to see every possible house out there, you must realize this is a continuous cycle. Even when you see every house at that moment, a new listing comes on the market. New listings are coming on the market every day. At what point do you stop looking at the new listings and bite the bullet?
If you truly like a house, or love a house, you should remember your goal- to buy a house you like or love. If you want to continue to look at houses, either you haven't figured out what your goal is or maybe you're afraid to reach your goal.
I can help you figure out what your goal is, and also remind you what your goal is throughout the buying process, but I can't help you bite that bullet if you're in the category of being afraid to reach your goal. With rates where they are and the available inventory out there, as long as your price point is realistic, you shouldn't be in the category of being afraid! I mean, you already took the first step, which is getting pre-approved. You wouldn't be looking at houses if you didn't like the numbers you were told by the lender, right?
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* Is Your Goal To Look at Houses or to Buy a House? * was first published on donnahomesblog.com.