July 11, 2017 | Bob Myers

Imagine you  finally find the house of your dreams. It has everything you hoped for in a home, from the right countertops to the right landscaping. You  spend hours envisioning the parties you'll throw in the backyard and the baths you'll take in the clawfoot tub.  But fate intervenes. For some  unfortunate reason – perhaps a fierce bidding war or a fickle owner who  decides to stay put – deal falls through.  How do you recover?

1. Get right back in the saddle

If you must  have a pity party, do it quickly. Perhaps a quick toast to what could  have been, then dive straight back into search mode.  In today's market, things move fast.  You don't want to miss an even better home while  you're mooning over photos of the lost listing.

2. Don't dwell on one dwelling

Delete  the listing of the home that got away.  Erase the pictures you took with  your phone when you toured.  Do your best not to compare new homes to  the one you lost. There are lots of homes with lots of new  possibilities.  Keep an open mind.

3. Don't settle

Don't  let your frustration push you into a hurried purchase of the next  available property simply to get the process over with.  Stay true to  your shopping list and be realistic of features you need and want.

4. Re-evaluate your budget.

Take  another look at what you can spend and what the homes you're looking at  have been selling for.  Do you need to add cushion to be more  competitive when making an offer?  Or do you need to start looking at a  less expensive neighborhood to find a home that has everything you want?

5. Talk to US!

We'll be by your side with suggestions and advice for surviving the lows – and highs – of your real estate journey.
Please  consider The Myers Team your   resource for all things real estate.  We  have over 30 years of real   estate experience, specializing  in the  Montgomery County area.  If  you  are refinancing, want a  recommendation, need a service provider or  just have a home related question,  please  give me a call at  301-910-9910 or email me at bobmyersteam@gmail.com.


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