Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Prepare for the Remorse!


I caution all my Buyers:

  • When you tour the home - you'll love the house.
  • When you put the offer in - you'll love the house.
  • When you're negotiating the offer - you'll love the house.
  • When the offer gets accepted - you won't want the house.
I caution all my Sellers...
  • When you have your house on the market - you'll be willing to sell for $X
  • When you get an offer in - you'll be willing to sell for $X
  • When you're negotiating the sale - you'll be willing to sell for $X
  • When you sign the Agreement - you'll think you gave the house away.

It's completely natural to have almost instantaneous remorse the minute you execute the contract. Be aware that it will happen and realize that it's just a temporary pang of unease because this is such a huge undertaking. In a day or two, and especially as settlement draws near, you'll be satisfied (and happy) with your decision again!

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