Thursday, 16 January 2014 23:30

3 Tips To Prevent Buyer’s Remorse When You Buy a Home in Springfield IL

Home Buying Tips: Avoiding Home Buyers Remorse

Buying a home is a serious business. It’s usually a commitment of many years, possibly about half your life. This is why buyers sometimes get buyer’s remorse after making an offer, while there is still time to withdraw it. When the sale is still under attorney review, buyers sometimes back out, which can leave the seller in the lurch. If you’re a nervous buyer, read on for a few tips before you buy a home in Springfield IL.


  1. Do you love it? When you first saw that house or apartment, did you think, “This is great. I’d love to live here.” Or did you think, “Hmm, it has possibilities but the living room is too small and it’s way too expensive for that price.” People might think that a particular house or apartment has many advantages. But are those the advantages that appeal to you? Or are you looking for something different?
  2. Are you ready to pay the price? Maybe you love a certain house or apartment but it’s definitely more than you wanted to pay, either because of the location or because of the size. In that case, it might be ok to look around some more and see if there’s something else that you could love equally but that costs less. Going to see a home that’s out of your budget is like trying on a designer dress you can’t afford. It’s going to remain stuck in your head for a long time and you’ll keep comparing all other places you see to it. So if something is really out of your range, don’t go to see it.
  3. Will it suit your needs five or ten years down the line? Sure, a house or an apartment may seem perfect right now. But if your family might expand in the next few years, you need to take that into consideration before you buy. On the other hand, if your children are growing up and about to go to college, do you really want to get a huge house that you’ll have to maintain by yourself in their absence? You might want to get something smaller instead, with a guest room or two thrown in, for when they visit.

So if you’re a nervous buyer, make sure you really love your home, are ready to pay the price and think it will serve your purposes down the line. Contact us for more tips on home buying and selling.

Free Consultation

Name *

Please let us know your name.
Phone *

Please enter a valid 10 digit number
Email *

Please let us know your email address.

Springfield IL Homes

homes for sale near springfield il

Click here to view an interactive map of properties Jim Fulgenzi Sales Force have assisted clients in buying or selling.

Featured Testimonial

Jim Fulgenzi did a great job helping my family and I relocate to Springfield from St. Louis.  I wanted to find a real estate agent that was trustworthy and was looking out for my best interests.  Jim Fulgenzi Sales Force far exceeded my expectations, and I'd definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a real estate agent in Springfield IL

Copyright 2012 - Springfield IL Real Estate Company | 2475 West Monroe, Springfield, IL 62704 | 1.217.341.5393
Real Estate Company in St. Louis Mo

Website Search Engine Optimization and Development By St. Louis Website Marketing Company Elite Web STL