Removing The Heart From Your House Hunt

by - Saturday, February 10, 2018


It may have taken a lot here, but finally, you’ve managed to find the house of your dreams. Just viewing the place reminded you why this home move was a good idea in the first place. Forget those horrible houses you saw in the backend of nowhere. THIS is what your moving goals were all about.Though you’re on the verge of asking when you can move in, it’s important to realise that there’s a bit more to the process. It’s a harsh reality we all have to face. After all, as soon as you find that perfect house, you likely want to make an offer straight away. But, the housing market doesn’t work like that. Which is why you need to face these harsh realities before getting carried away.

You need to be in a position to buy
Having your house on the market is not enough to justify a serious offer elsewhere. It certainly won’t get your dream house removed from listings. After all, at this stage, it’s all imagined money. A vendor won’t want to accept an offer which may not come through in the end. They would only have to go to the trouble of putting the house back on the market and hosting more viewings. In fact, making offers at this stage could see you laughed off the table. That would only damage things if you were in a better position later. Instead, hold off on even broaching the subject of an offer until you sell. Sure, this means weeks of checking listings and breathing a sigh of relief when your dream house is still there. And, of course, there’s the possibility that someone else will snap it up. That’s the way the cookie crumbles, we’re afraid. Try to make the blow easier by staying as detached as you can. Whatever you do, DON’T imagine your belongings in that house!

You need to protect yourself
Don’t think, either, that you’re safe because you’ve had an offer accepted. Up to a certain point, anyone can pull out and cause a chain to collapse. Even if this pulling out has nothing to do with your sales directly, there will be a domino effect. To protect yourself as much as possible, you should work closely with a solicitors firm like Bannister Preston. Conveyancers from such companies can help you keep realistic expectations. They can also ensure all legal protections are in place to lessen the chance of collapse. 

It wasn’t meant to be
If your dream house does fall through, you’re going to hear this platitude a lot. And, you’re going to hate it at the time. But, it is, ultimately, true. A house which slips through your fingers often does so for a reason. In fact, many people who miss out on their dream home find one they like better just weeks down the line. So, stay positive no matter what. And remember, if you managed to find this dream property, there must be others out there.

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