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7 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Buying a Fort Worth Home

Monday, May 14, 2012   /   by Cherié Bell

7 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Buying a Fort Worth Home

Buying a home in Fort Worth should be fun, not stressful. Lets examine 7 ways to take the stress out of buying a Fort Worth home.  

 1.  Find a local real estate agent who you connect with.  Home buying is not only a big financial commitment, it is also an emotional one. It is critical that the REALTOR® you chose is highly knowledgable and a good fit with your personality.  

 2. Plan ahead. In today’s market getting Pre-Approved by a local mortgage lender is the next step to becoming a happy homeowner.  Talk with your REALTOR® and ask for a recommendation to a reputable mortgage lender and do that right away!  Don’t wait until you’ve found a home and made an offer to get approved for a mortgage. This is a critical step you do not want to overlook that will greatly help reduce stress in your life as you look for the right home to buy.

3. Accept that no house is ever perfect.  The physical aspects of the house — room size, kitchen, etc. — are Important but location and other aspects have a big impact on your quality of life.  The yard may be a little smaller than you had hoped for but the kitchen may be perfect.  Make a list of your top priorities and focus in on the things that are most important to you, and let the minor ones go.  

4. Factor in maintenance and repair costs in your post-home buying budget. Even if you buy a new home, there will be costs. Don’t leave yourself short and let your home deteriorate.

5. Seek outside opinions sparingly.  It’s natural to want reassurance for such a big decision, but too much Input from friends and family will make your decision much harder.  Focus on what you and the family members who will be living in the home need and want and let your trusted REALTOR® be your guide.  

6. Trust your local Fort Worth real estate agent to negotiate the best deal possible for you.  Negotiation is definitely a part of the real estate process, but trying to "win" by getting an extra-low price or by refusing to budge on your offer may cost you the home you love.  Negotiation is give and take so be prepared to do some of both.  

7. Accept that a little buyer’s anxiety is inevitable but it will pass. Buying a home in Fort Worth, is a big financial commitment, but it also yields big benefits. Don’t lose sight of why you wanted to buy a home and what made you fall in love with the property you purchased. Connecting with a good, knowledgeable Fort Worth REALTOR® that understands you, your family and your needs is key.  

Once you have read over these 7 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Buying a Fort Worth Home, read them again and then follow them.  Your home buying experience will be a fun and stress free experience!!

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