Talk to a home buyer who just lost out in yet another bidding war and you'll hear genuine disappointment and frustration.
Listen to a buyer who found the perfect starter home, then asked probing questions only to discover undisclosed deal-breaker problems like UFFI, a significant foundation crack or both. You'll learn how anger and discouragement can go hand in hand.
You'll never hear me respond to these buyers with platitudes like "It wasn't meant to be." I encourage buyers to understand exactly why things didn't work out in their favor. Buyers determined to act in their own best interest must understand what's going on so they can make confident decisions.
Misunderstandings, problems, or shortcomings in the buying process many need correction to end negative results. This is not about blame, but learning how to proceed constructively:
- Buyers who begin homeownership out of their financial depth are not on the path to success or