4 Ways to Reduce Home Buying Stress

by Tracey Lizza 06/19/2022

40% of all homebuyers report that buying a home is one of the most stressful events in their lives. There are many sources of stress, but the more prepared you are, the better you’ll be able to handle them. Here are some tips for handling the most common stresses of buying a home:

Find the Right Real Estate Agent

The right real estate professional can make an enormous difference in your home buying experience. Let their expertise and knowledge of the market guide you and take care of some of the most stressful aspects of buying a home, such as finding the right listing. With the wealth of knowledge real estate agents possess, you’ll gain peace of mind working with one.

Keep Your Timing Flexible

Nothing is more stressful than a hard deadline. If you keep your buying and moving plans flexible, you’ll avoid a lot of unnecessary frustration and rushed decisions. Finding the perfect home can take a long time, and even after you find it, the buying process can take months or more. The more time you give yourself to complete the journey, the calmer and more comfortable you’ll be.

Get Pre-Approved for a Loan

A major source of stress in home buying is securing financing. The earlier you can get a preapproval letter from a mortgage lender, the earlier you can put that anxiety to rest. While it doesn’t cover the entire scope of expenses you’ll encounter when buying a home, making sure you have a mortgage lined up and ready will make your buying process much smoother.

Expect to Make Adjustments

Finally, accepting that the process might not go according to plan is an important step in taking the stress out of home buying. With so many steps and moving parts, careful planning will help you stay organized and on top of the current task. However, things are bound to change. Keep an open mind and remind yourself that you might have to adjust your plans in order to make everything work.

It’s no secret that home buying is a tremendous decision. While it can be stressful, remembering these tips can help make the process easier.

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Tracey Lizza

 TRACEY LIZZA - Buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction: it’s a life-changing experience. Tracey is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service with total discretion for all of her clients. She takes great pride in the relationships she builds and always works relentlessly on the client’s behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. Tracey places a high value on responsiveness and availability. She works with her clients every step of the way whether they are buying, renting or selling. A career as a real estate professional has been a perfect fit for Tracey. She has had a varied background in the marketing communications field including having worked in the international fashion industry as a buyer for over a decade. Combined with a personal selection of residential and commercial properties, Tracey brings her expertise along with firsthand experience. Tracey and her family enjoy the Shoreline lifestyle of Southeastern Connecticut and have garnered great pleasure volunteering and being active in her community and children’s schools. Tracey interests include gardening, fishing and boating. 

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CAROL GESSNER - As a full-time Realtor I have the knowledge you need to get your home sold or find a new one. I am highly dedicated to bringing you customer service that exceeds your expectations. You can expect nothing less than superior professionalism and integrity from me. I have lived in southeastern Connecticut for 35 years. I grew up here. I have a connection to this community and the people who call it home. When I'm not helping my clients, I enjoy gardening, cooking and traveling. My true passions in life are my husband James, and our kids Nicholas and Nola. 

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