We often get the opportunity to work with buyers who are looking for their second home because they ended up not being happy with the one they purchased as first-time home buyers through another agency or on their own. As a result, we’ve learned about the main regrets they’ve had, and we want to share that with you, so you can avoid making the same mistakes.
- Wrong Size – Most often, first-time home buyers regret having purchased a home that is either too large or too small for their needs. They might have focused on one appealing feature of the home and overlooked the size. It can be challenging to consider how your furniture will fit into another home. We’ll sit down with you and discuss the dimensions of your current residence and its rooms and find out together if your desired new space fits your needs, or whether you require more or less space, thereby avoiding this regret.
- Wrong Location – Unfortunately, the perfect home can lure first-time home buyers to purchase a home they find in a location that just doesn’t work for them. It is important to review the neighbourhood, the schools if you have school-age children, the distance and route to your work location and favourite destinations, such as grocery stores and other shopping, and how close any undesirable features are to the property.
- Paying Too Much – It can be tempting to pay too much when you find a home that excites you. This will work out in the end if you plan to stay in the home for many years, but it can be a real problem should you need to resell in a short time period. We will run a comparison analysis on any home you are considering to be sure the asking price is reasonable and will suggest a lower offer whenever it is deemed advisable.
You can avoid so many of the regrets of first-time home buyers by relying on us to guide you. We pride ourselves on finding you the right sized home, in the right location, at the right price. While we don’t mind repeat business, we’d rather not get it because you are unhappy with your purchase. If you are looking for a home in Midland, Penetang, Tiny Township, Tay Township, Balm Beach or the waterfronts in the Southern Georgian area, give us a call.