Getting your head (and finances) in the right space is crucial if you’re contemplating entering the real estate market for the first time.
First home buyers often procrastinate for years before taking the plunge into home ownership, and rightly so.
It’s a huge decision.
But it’s this procrastination that keeps them from achieving their goals, and its often fear that is the real culprit behind all the go and no-going. Oh, and budget. Saving for a deposit can really slow the process down. I probably don’t have to remind you of this!
You need to be ready – mentally, financially and physically because anything and everything will happen throughout this process and no two buying experiences are ever the same.
You need to be prepared for what will be thrown at you, sometimes last minute, and usually from out of left field. Having an open mind, a just-go-with-it attitude, and a glass half full positive mentality will be your strongest allies.
As hard as it can be, remaining unattached to the outcome until the property has officially settled and you have those hot little keys in your hands is also something to be mindful of.
Things can and do change quickly in the real estate game and I’ve seen buyers who get their hopes up too soon be emotionally crushed to smithereens when something doesn’t go as they’d planned or expected.