The only way to overcome remorse is through Change;
Many home buyers suffer from buyer’s remorse after they complete the closing on their brand new house. This is common not only because it represents a significant change in your life but many people buy with thoughts of grandeur only to succumb to reality after buying the home.
If you’re suffering from home buyer’s remorse, try to follow these tips to deal with the regret you feel.
Remember why you fell in love in the first place…
Oftentimes, home buyer’s remorse is a result of new problems you find in a home, so try to remember why you thought it was such a good idea during your first tour. In most cases, your fears are just products of stress and worry, which are making small problems seem like big ones. Take a deep breath and search to overcome before it becomes a bigger headache.
Get to Re-Decorating…
Perhaps you’re experiencing home buyer’s remorse because your house just doesn’t feel like home yet. If you start decorating your house – new paint, new floors, new window treatments, new counter tops – it will start to look like a place in which you want to live. If you don’t have the cash to replace things just yet, start putting your own pictures on the walls and knick-knacks on the shelves.
Stop the “Would have, Should have” Thinking…
A major pitfall that can cause home buyer’s remorse is the continual scouring of the Internet for other, better houses. You can’t return the one you just bought, so stop looking at listings on the Internet.
Sure, that other house might have a bigger master bedroom or prettier landscaping, but that isn’t the one you chose to buy. You’ll sink yourself farther into regret by looking at houses you just can’t have.
Overcoming Buyer’s Remorse
Home buying is a major decision and every aspect of living in the home should be contemplated. Not just the financial aspects of your new home but think about the impact on your family – will you be happy living in that neighborhood, next to those neighbors, in that environment?
Keep in mind, change happens and you can overcome the feelings you have now. Whatever is bothering you now, you are able to change it for the better.
About the Author: Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida. Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties. For more information please forward your request to firstname.lastname@example.org