Act in haste, repent at leisure…
A recent report has suggested that 1 in 10 homeowners regret buying their home. The top reason they gave was that they rushed into it.
Buying a house is a huge investment, and often the biggest purchase of our lives, so rushing into it is the last thing we should be doing.
Here are some tips that may help you reduce the risk of ‘buyer’s remorse’:
- Visit the property as many times as you want – a seller should be happy to oblige you, and if they seem uncomfortable or unhappy, think about whether they may be trying to hide a damp patch!
- Don’t let the estate agents or the rest of the chain bully you into proceeding too quickly.
- If you are at all unsure, take your time to think about it carefully.
- If you make a decision though, stick to it. Similarly, if you make a threat about prices or timescales, you must be prepared to carry out your threat if the other side don’t agree.
- Don’t expect to buy a house in 6 weeks – you’d wait longer than that for a sofa you liked so what’s the hurry for a house?
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