home buying expectations

Home Buying: Expectations vs. Reality

If you’re in the market to buy a home, it’s imperative for you to know the home buying expectations and realities of the home buying process. Many people think they know everything involved in buying a home and that it’s easy. Trust when people tell you it’s a good idea to have a real estate professional help you every step of the way.

Buying a Home Will Be Easy and Fun

Buying a new home should be an exciting time. Typically at closing buyers are extremely happy to get the keys to their new home. However, the process can be stressful at times. Trying to fit house hunting into your already busy schedule is one hurdle. The negotiations can be tough. Waiting for your mortgage approval can keep you up at night. Packing and cleaning are physically exhausting.

We Will Find a Home Quickly

Housing inventory is on the low side nationwide. If you don’t find the house you want right away, you may have to wait for new listings to come on the market. It may take more time than you originally thought.

We Can Find a Home Without a Real Estate Professional

Many people think they can look online and find a home themselves. This do-it-yourself mentality is not advised for purchasing a home. Real estate professionals are trained and have experience helping people search for homes. The local multiple listing system has all the available properties right at their fingertips. When showing you homes they have an eye for any red flags. They are experienced in writing contracts, negotiating and helping you get through the entire home buying process.

We Will Get Whatever We Want in a Home

I always advise people to write a list of their needs and their wants in a home. There is no doubt you will have to compromise on your needs and wants. It’s more important to find a few homes that meet most of your needs first and then focus on which one has the majority of your needs and wants.

The Home We Buy Will Not Need Any Work

Home buyers today are looking for homes that don’t need many repairs, updating or upgrading. Unless you are building a new construction home, it’s almost impossible that the home you buy won’t need any work. Even though you will have a professional home inspection and ask the sellers to make repairs, there are always going to be small repairs needed in a home. Expect to do some cosmetic updates and upgrades if you find the perfect home except for the colors on the walls and a few other cosmetic issues.

Contact me today to help you find the home of your dreams in Southern Oregon. I will provide exceptional service and exceed your expectations.

Gail Schoeneberg