February 6, 2012 Mara Bushari

In today’s buyer’s market, don’t let the slow economy or unending supply get to you: when you find something you like, get to it. Fast. The mindset of something being the right fit should still apply. But with less recent demand on the market, homebuyers have dragged their feet a bit to see if something they want comes along. Here are a few traps to be aware of when home buying lethargy steps in:

1.) The constant shopper. This is the biggest reasons many homebuyers never quite get what they want is home shopping fatigue. With so many choices, you have to pace yourself for showings. Once a weekend is fine, four in a weekend and you risking wearing yourself thin. There’s also the risk that one may buy too early because the price seems too good to last. In reality, they’re often too good to be true.

2.) Going too low or too high on offers. So while the over-jumping offer can leave you paying more, going too low will cause sellers to walk away. There are other costs associated with the home you’re buying, for example the remainder of the mortgage or so, that the sellers will need. Be reasonable, and be open to negotiate if necessary.

3.) Stressing over the process. It’s the reason why you consulted a real estate agent in the first place. They should be able to find a place for you, however, when you fret over the small stuff, the less likely you will be able to find a place or trap yourself with one that isn’t the fit you were looking for. Be careful not overextend yourself and asks questions as much as possible throughout the process in order to be prepared for the paperwork, the loans, and the move.

Hope these small steps can help you towards the home of your dreams. We can help you at Bushari Group Real Estate with buying, selling, or renting. Contact us today!

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Mara Bushari

Mara is a creative thinker and strategic marketer. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Boston University’s College of Communication and worked in international finance before joining The Bushari Team. Mara strives to exceed expectations. As Client Relations Specialist, she is a key facilitator in all team transactions, making the buying or selling process as stress-free as possible for the client. Mara learned many of her extraordinary organizational and problem-solving skills during her service in the Israeli Defense Forces, where she earned the “President’s Award” for exceptional service. In the military, Mara solidified her abilities to achieve top results in high pressure and time sensitive situations. In her spare time, Mara enjoys skiing, photography and writing.

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