3 Ways to Shop Smart for Your Dream Wake County Home

Jun 26, 2013

Wake County NC homes for saleHome buying can be a very emotional process. After all, you’re searching through dozens of homes trying to find the one that will best complement your family’s lifestyle for years to come.

And then there’s the whole “biggest investment of your life” part, which is both emotional and stressful.

And while there’s no way to completely eradicate all of the stress associated with home buying, there are ways to avoid getting your heart broken on the Wake County real estate market. Here’s how!

Tips for Expertly Navigating the Wake County Real Estate Market

Understand there’s a possibility that the seller may not accept your offer. This sometimes happens. Either they don’t like the offer price or they think the escrow period is too long. Whatever the reason, some sellers may deny your offer the first go around. Talk with your real estate agent and see if there is any way to find a middle ground. But don’t overextend yourself either. If you find you’re having to make a lot of concessions that are going to put you in a bind as the buyer, then walk away. There’s another home out there for you.

Don’t Fixate on one Home. There will likely be one home that steals your heart that moment you see the listing sheet. While this is a very emotional reaction, try not to obsess about it right out the gate. And remember your initial list of must-haves, nice-to-haves and deal-breakers. Just because a home has modern amenities and features, it may not be the right home for you if it has a tiny back yard or only 1.5 bathrooms for your 4-person family. While there is an emotional reaction to home buying, try to maintain an objective point of view as well.

When you find a home you love, don’t get too attached until you are walking out of the closing. A lot can happen between you making the decision to write a purchase offer and the final closing. You still have to go through the appraisal process, inspection process, final walk-through, and more. So try to remain optimistic but also be realistic that you still have a lot of hurdles to pass before the home is yours.

Investing in Wake County Real Estate

I hope you found the above information helpful as a Wake County home buyer. Hopefully it will prevent you from getting your heart broken on the Wake County real estate market.

If you’re ready to start searching for your dream home in the Wake County area, please contact me, Rachel Kendall today.

As an experienced Wake County REALTOR®, I have years of experience in such markets as:

So contact me today for help navigating any of these markets!

Until next time,



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