Seller vs Buyer - A Unique Perspective
Sometimes buying or selling real estate in Bend can be an emotional roller coaster as the seller and buyer are often coming from two totally different places.
My home is my castle. My place of security where I can relax from my job, raise my family, and just escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. But now, I’m exhausted from keeping the place spic and span, ready to show to perspective buyers at a moment's notice. Vacuuming, damp mopping, wiping down counters, toys picked up, husband’s clothes in the hamper… where do I find the energy?
I’ve been diligent in taking care of the house for so long, and it’s finally paid off. The house sold… but not for what I wanted and I had to make concessions. So why do I still have to keep opening up the house for them? Inspections, photos, measuring, matching colors, re-visits! I think the house is perfect already!
Why do they want to change everything? Don’t they know I have a job? And I have to get ready for the big move? Enough already! Why can’t they just wait until I move out?
Our realtor has showed us a lot of homes. Some were nice, but there was always something wrong with the home or location. This home was in a great location, had great street appeal, and even some nice upgrades to the kitchen and baths. But there was still a lot of work to do. The carpets were so worn, the inside needed to be painted, and the landscaping needed a lot of work. And the house was older, so likely we will have to replace some appliances soon.
We got a good deal on the home, so we have some extra money to spend on fixing the place up a bit. But we didn’t expect such a long list from the home inspector. We really want the house, but we also want the seller to put up some more cash to help with all these repairs as well.
Now we are feeling stressed out. The seller is making it hard now for us to get into our future home. I know they are busy, but don’t they know we have a big job ahead of us and we need to get estimates and measurements so we have everything in place by move-in date? Can’t we get some of this work done before we move in so we can unpack when we get to our new home? We only have a small window to get all this done after all.
And they seemed to be concerned about the changes we want to make? After all, won’t it be our house soon?
Buying and selling Bend real estate can be a stressful and emotional time for both sides. Trying to understand where the other side is coming from can help ease the tension. But perhaps the best way to ease stress levels is to work with a realtor experienced with both buyers and sellers. Whether you are a buyer or seller of Bend Oregon real estate, when you are ready to experience the "Premier" difference, contact one of our experienced brokers at Bend Premier Real Estate.
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