Ep 55: Top Real Estate Fears for Buyers & Sellers

Deciding to buy or sell a home can be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in life and that brings a certain level of worry with it. It’s natural to have concerns during the process but a good real estate agent will guide you through those and help alleviate your concerns. Let’s look at the most common fears we hear from buyers and sellers and how to deal with them.

On This Episode:

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, there will likely come a time in the process where worry overwhelms you.

It might come before you officially start the process and those fears keep you from ever taking that next step. Or it those concerns might creep in after you find a house you love. Will you be able to afford it? What will the inspection reveal?

On the seller’s side, you might be worrying about the seller backing out or getting less than you hoped for the home.

All types of fears could pop up during the home buying process and we want to address the top ones we see from people in Oregon on this episode of Keeping It Real Estate with Colleen Benson.

Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to hear a specific segment.

[0:41] – Fear is a common feeling during the home buying process.

[1:48] – Buyers worry they can’t afford their ideal home.

[3:12] – Sellers worry that the sales price will be too low and won’t reflect the home’s value.

[4:49] – Buyers are afraid they’ll buy a home they won’t enjoy in the long run.

[6:15] – Sellers worry about the buyer backing out of the deal and having to start all over again.

[7:53] – Fearing the home inspection revealing costly repairs.

[10:20] – The cumulative worry after all the fears pile up.

[13:50] – This home buying starter guide will help.

Colleen Quotes:

“You’re talking about probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy in your life. And you’re also talking about your oasis, your home. It’s not just a property, it’s where you live and create memories.” – Keeping It Real Estate Podcast

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Colleen Benson

Colleen is a licensed Principal Broker in the State of Oregon. She has more than 20 years of experience as a Realtor and has helped build the top Keller Williams team in Salem. Her tremendous team now serves buyers and sellers throughout the Willammette Valley and the Oregon coast. She is the host of the Keeping It Real Estate radio show on 104.3 FM KSLM. The show plays Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm and has been on the air since January of 2019. Don't hesitate to reach out to Colleen if you have any questions about buying or selling real estate in the area!​

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