My goal for my clients at Real Estate of Winter Park is that weeks, months and even years after purchasing property, they are feeling happy with their purchase. Not to say needs don't change, and buyers won't be in the market for something that better suits their current needs, years later. However, my buyers know they didn't miss out on their perfect mountain home and they didn't pay too much.
Purchase contentment is a tall order but not impossible in today's mountain home market of mosh pit bidding. How do I assist my buyers in avoiding buyer's remorse? These simple steps will help each of you avoid the pitfalls in a seller's market.
Determine your absolute "must haves"and the why creating those "must haves." For example if one of your "must haves" is a garage to store your mountain bikes, skis camping equipment, outdoor sports gear, you may consider homes with a large storage area as well.
Solidify your top dollar. When mountain home properties are closing for oodles over asking price, sometimes buyers can feel pressured to extend their purchase offer beyond their comfort, leading to being strapped for cash each month. When you're sure of your comfortable top dollar, each month you'll be congratulating yourself on being a smart buyer.
Prepare yourself to have a top qualifying contract offer.
pre-qualification lender letter
verification of funds letter
Because properties are often going very quickly, you will feel less rushed when many of your decisions are already made. Then the decisions that will be property specific will be easier to make, thus leading to a better decision that you feel good about in the future. Mountain living is a dream for many of us. Let me help you reach the summit of living by making sure you're happy with your mountain home purchase.
Author:Lynn Burrows Phone: 970-509-0350 Dated: May 6th 2021 Views: 36 About Lynn: Lynn Burrows is a broker associate specializing in residential real estate. She’s a bit of a data...
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I hail from the mid-west, in Indiana, where I received a BA from Indiana University and moved to Colorado in 1999. After being 2nd home owners in WP since ’05, we moved up here full time from Denver in 2011 and I began working as Lisa’s assistant in March 2012. I received my Real Estate License in January 2014. I am an avid trail runner and skier with 3 young kids who love calling Winter Park our home!
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"We really enjoyed working with Amanda and getting all of her knowledge and insights on the Winter Park/Fraser area. It really helped us with buying our vacation home. She was always available to answer any of our questions and was so patient in our search.