Buying a home in a big financial investment, and tons of consideration goes into making the decision. Homebuying decisions are made with the head but also the heart, which can lead to buyers feeling nervous about finding the perfect home for them. Often, buyers wonder how many homes they should see before submitting an offer. How many is too many many, and how few are too few? There isn't some magic number out there. Focus on the qualities of the homes that you view rather than focusing on seeing a high quantity of homes.
According to Realtor.com, the typical homebuyer views ten homes over the course of 10 weeks before deciding to make an offer. You may think, "Wow, that doesn't seem like very many." But don't fret, as we said, there isn't some magic number. We've worked with clients who have put in an offer on the first home they've seen and others that are still searching for their ideal fit. Prioritizing your needs is one of the most crucial aspects of your home search.
Buyers Who See Many Homes
Today, more often than not, with the advent of technology, buyers are viewing tons of homes virtually online before stepping foot in the home. You may think that you've seen many of the homes that an area has to offer; that's why working with a trusted realtor is important. The experience agents can help you regain perspective, reviewing your wants, needs, and no-nos. Perhaps the budget is inappropriate for the home that you're looking for, or it just isn't on the market yet. Working with an experienced agent makes it, so you have the best chance of catching unique listings before they're gone. A well connected, local agent can be the difference in finding your dream home.
Buyers Who See Few Homes
In some cases, homebuyers luck out and find a beautiful home that they love on the first go and decide to make an offer. They may have done research beforehand and know exactly what they're looking for, or maybe they just had perfect timing. You can't control luck, but you can create a comprehensive list of must-haves and undesirables prior to seriously beginning your home search. Flexibility can help you find a home, but make sure that you're actually flexible and not just settling for a home that you won't be happy with down the road. Home buying is a process that a lot of emotion and research goes in to, don't disregard feelings that you have once you've prepared your budget and list of needs. Keep an open mind but don't settle.
Everyone wants that love at first sight feeling, but at the end of the day, buying a home is a huge financial decision as well as your living space. Keep your expectations and budget in mind during the process to help keep stress levels low.
Contact our team at Bergen Realty Team if you're looking for an experienced agent in Oradell, Emerson & River Edge!