Have you heard of buyers remorse?
Wikipedia defines it as ”
Buyer’s remorse is the sense of regret after having made a purchase. It is frequently associated with the purchase of an expensive item such as a vehicle or real estate.”
The most common reason for it, I believe is lack of knowledge, training and experience on the part of the buyer. Real Estate Agents are trained in the art of selling. They are equipped to sell you the house they want you to buy. They know how to sell the sizzle. They know NLP. They know how to create FOMO. They are trained negotiators, they can even play you off against each other.
Unless you have a Buyers Agent, and they are few and far between in some countries, you as a buyer have very little experience. You probably haven’t even read a book about buying a house. You have no systems, you have people around you with opinions and you don’t really have enough money to get what you want.
Many say it’s impossible for young people to buy a house today. That’s not true, people are doing it. But you need to be smart.
In the following short video, I will arm you with some information to help you understand how Real Estate Agents work and some ideas on how you can get them to work a little more to your (and their) advantage.
After you have bought, it’s all yours baby. If you’re not happy, if it doesn’t really meet your needs, it needs too much work, the neighbors are loud and have 4 dogs, the commute to work takes forever and public transport is even worse, guess what? In hindsight maybe you could have been better prepared
The following short video can help you with that. It’s FREE. I’m not trying to sell you anything. I’m just trying to level the playing field a little in your favour.
If you have bought before, I’d love you to share some tips and experiences. If you’re in the industry, share your feedback. I know there are lots of great Real Estate Agents out there. Tell us why working with you is good for buyers and vendors.
I’m keen for comments and questions from you.