Combat Buyer's Remorse

Buying

Combat Buyer's Remorse

You just got the call—your offer’s been accepted and you’re now a homeowner! So why do you feel like driving off a cliff ala Thelma and Louise?

It’s called buyer’s remorse, and it’s as universal as the common cold. But statistics show 74 percent of first-time buyers and 67 percent of repeat buyers say they like their new home better than their previous residence.

So when buyer’s remorse hits, review this list to remind yourself why you wanted to buy a house in the first place.

Renting:

  • No tax benefit
  • No investment in or from the property
  • No equity
  • Rent payment can increase 
  • Possibility of eviction

Buying:

  • Greater stability
  • Equity builds
  • First home often leads to better home
  • Greater individuality in décor/space arrangement
  • Sense of security

A good buyer's agent will remind you of these benefits throughout the home buying process so you don't feel buyers remorse. If you're looking for a real estate professional in Fairfield County, CT don't hesitate to contact me!