3 Secrets to Reduce Stress In the Home Buying Process

By: Debbie Dahmen

It has been said that buying a home can be one of the most stressful experiences one will go through. It's right up there with career change, divorce or illness. Fact is, you can reduce your stress while going through the home buying process with a few simple strategies.

Credit Check

One thing you can be sure of when you buy a house is going through the arduous process of a credit check. This is a given. In order to reduce the frustrations often associated with this aspect of the buying process take time to get all your information in order. Depending on whether someone else employs you or you are self- employed will determine what information you need to provide. A reputable mortgage planner can assist in this process even before you are ready to purchase.

Hiring a Realtor

If you decide to utilize the services of a realtor, check references. Find someone who is interested in what you want, not just gaining a sale. The real estate industry has some incredibly knowledgeable folks who are in the business for the long term. They realize that by taking good care of you during the initial sale, not only will you return to them a second, third and fourth time, you will also refer others. So take your time to find the right person for the job of helping you to buy a home.

Relax in the Process

Realize there will be unexpected bumps in the road. Be kind to your spouse, family and friends as you move through the experience. With a seasoned professional you will reduce a lot of stress that many people experience due to either trying to handle everything themselves or working with someone doesn't have the kind of experience the buyer requires.

Debbie Dahmen is a member of the Distinctive Properties team, a unique personalized real estate agency serving the south end of the Salt Lake valley including Draper, Riverton and Sandy. Family owned and operated, Darlene Dipo, Debbie Dahmen and DeAnna Dipo pooled their 60 years of experience to offer their clients flexibility and individualized attention. All three women have achieved the coveted designation of Certified Real Estate Specialists, a designation held by only 3% of real estate agents. Offering services including buying, selling, and relocation, Distinctive Properties offers relocation services throughout the United States. Visit http://www.distinctivepropertiesSLC.com/ for further information.

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