"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." (Seneca)
Are you looking to buy a home in Venice, Sarasota or Englewood?
Well, buying a home in Florida is exciting. However, at the same time it can also be nerve wrecking and time-consuming. If you are looking for a new lifestyle and great outdoor weather, read more about it here.
Once you go this route, you will live in a new community with new neighbors in the end. If you are coming from another state or country the climate will be different. The summer can be and will be pretty hot. You will adjust, but the humidity can be intense.
The people may be different, some laws are unusual, and some community rule also. Don't expect to change Florida. You either like it like it is or you don't.
Furthermore, your kids will have to adapt to a new school environment, and they will have to make new friends. The whole process is going to be a complete overhaul of your life, not only a move from one house to another. Moving is the easy part, adapting is not always easy.
Sometimes it can become Overwhelming - or even Confusing
The more choices you have, the more difficult it is to make "the" right decision. It is simply too much information. However, if done right, buying a home doesn't have to be a scary or stressful experiment. It all boils down to "information gathering."
You know the pros and cons of each community? Well, you are already a step closer to your goal. Try to soak up all the information that is available. Having a trusted adviser on your site can make a huge difference - the difference between "failure" or "success." Call us 941 - 460 - 8832 and talk to us if you are not sure about a community. We know most of them, although, we have to admit that we are not all-knowing. If we don't know all the details we will find out for you.
Why do some home buyers feel so stressed out?
Well, not everybody is stress resistant. Always keep in mind that you do not buy just a house, you buy a new Lifestyle. The idea of "accidentally" picking the wrong lifestyle community freaks already a lot of buyers out.
Many home-buyers instantly experience a kind of "buyer's remorse" once the seller excepts the offer. "Is it the right neighborhood? What if we don't like it here? What if our kids don't like it here? Did we get a good deal?"
All these things will pop up in your head. That is absolutely okay. You need to accept it as normal process everybody will go through. Everybody is afraid that a wrong or bad decision cannot be easily corrected, and that is even true.
If you bought the wrong property, you could put it on the market next week, but the financial loss would be substantial.
Hire Somebody who looks through a different set of Eyes
To avoid stress, you might ask a friend or family member to get a different opinion. Or you might be better off hiring a competent and full-time real estate professional who can explain to you the pros and cons of the chosen community and the property itself.
The BUYER'S REALTOR® (your REALTOR®) is your representative. If you don't use one, you're at the mercy of the SELLER'S REALTOR®.
Sounds dramatic? Well, look at it this way: If the seller's REALTOR® is the one who is showing you the home and selling it to you, he or she won't be nearly as diligent at pointing out what's not so favorite with the home or the community as a buyer’s agent would be. By law, he can and will not hide material facts he knows but he also doesn't need to find out about it.
However, as the listing agent and selling agent (in one person), he wants to make his "seller" a little happier because he got the listing from him. So, you draw the conclusion. Is it better to have a Co-Pilot on board or does it not matter?
Are You still in the Early Phase of Your Home Search?
If you are in the initial information-gathering phase to find your new home in the greater Sarasota/Venice/Englewood area, be our guest and browse our website for all homes on the market. You will find interesting information about the area, search all homes for sale and find useful links. When you register, you have access to thousands of home listings, and you can even save your searches. While you drive through the neighborhoods, you can view on your phone or tablet homes near you for sale.
Whenever you have questions feel free to contact us without any obligation.