In the movie “Under the Tuscan Sun,” Diane Lane tried to drown her wrecked emotions and loneliness from her recent divorce by acceding to her friend’s request to take the unconventional trip to Tuscany.
In Tuscany, she found herself owning a villa called Bramasole out of a sporadic or extemporaneous decision. It took only a few days to ask herself a question, “What is she doing there?” She admitted that she was having a buyer’s remorse.
There are many Diane Lane in the real world. Is buyer’s remorse a common affliction?
I am currently helping a couple who could not wait to move out of their condo complex. They bought the unit two years ago because they were going to have a baby at that time.
There is also this one seller who wanted to get out of the neighborhood as quickly as possible.
The couple and the seller are both having buyers’ remorse. What led them to buy these properties — only to resort to regretting owning them?
The couple who owned the condo bought the house directly from the owner. There was no agent involved. They did not know anything about the restrictions and the HOA.
The second person worked with an agent but he said that the agent did not know anything about the neighborhood. He and his wife are very unhappy because they despise the location– that is actually a true representation of their emotion.
These events are irreversible. The disgruntled individuals could not reverse the situation and go back in time.
To quote Diane Lane, “Buyer’s remorse is a very common affliction among new homeowners. Just because you have a sudden urge to weep, that doesn’t mean you’ve made a mistake. The trick to overcoming buyer’s remorse is to have a plan. Pick one room and make it yours. Go slowly through the house. Be polite, introduce yourself, so it can introduce itself to you.”
This is the best advice that the buyers should dwell in until they are in a better position to make a better decision.
In the meantime, for those buyers who are intending to make a big leap into home ownership, may this be a warning to all of you. If you have a realtor you can trust for their expertise and guidance, keep them. Don’t make a huge mistake by disregarding our value in this home buying process.
“What are four walls, anyway? They are what they contain. The house protects the dreamer. Unthinkably good things can happen, even late in the game.”
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