Avoid Buyer’s Remorse!
Shopping for homes can be a lot of fun in Atlanta, but your judgement can also quickly get away from you. It is easy to focus more on features of the home rather than costs like upkeep and utilities and buyer’s remorse can set in after you’ve signed on the dotted line.
As your local real estate expert in Alpharetta, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Roswell, and Sandy Springs, it is our priority to ensure buyer’s remorse never occurs. We will help you to determine your wants versus needs and gauge if it’s realistic, in terms of location, price and home size.
In the meantime, keep in mind the following when you tour available properties in the Atlanta area:
The kitchen is one of the most important areas of the home and buyers underestimate the layout all too often. Walk around the space and think about your usual cooking habits and food prep patterns. You may think that kitchen island will be a life saver, but not if it will get in the way of your routine.
Too big of a home
Moving up to a larger home in Atlanta involves more than just buying additional furniture. There are extra costs—like higher heating and cooling bills, more time spent cleaning, and outfitting the extra rooms with furniture— that need to be considered in your decision. You may later regret the expense and upkeep of buying a bigger home.
Buying for the trends
If you purchase a home simply for the trends found inside, like concrete countertops or brass light fixtures, you may find it much harder to sell as styles change. In fact, your own style is subject to change and you will be faced with the expense of renovating. Look for classic, timeless features instead!
Consider what the home does not have
Both builders and the property’s current owners will remove certain features to give it a cleaner, more modern feel— but buyers may find that they miss them after they move in. A larger shower seems like a win-win until you realize you’d like to have a bathtub as well. Consider the extra costs of adding the features the home does not have and you will avoid this source of remorse.
Whether you’re relocating to Atlanta or ready to find a new home in a new ATL neighborhood, we are happy to help you find your dream house just as I have with hundreds of local families! Email me today for more information about available properties, and to set up a no-obligation consult.
Working with us will also give you leg up on those off-market opportunities others may not be privy to! Contact the Heineck Team at email@example.com today!
Heineck & Company at Keller Williams Realty
Phone: (404) 418-9157
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