(Closed) so lost…

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
5761 posts
Bee Keeper

If you really love it, I’d wait it out. Frustrating for sure, but it will be worth it in the end.

Post # 4
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

so frustrating.  at least one of the two sellers likes your offer.  maybe the other one needs some time to digest it.  wait and see how it goes.  in the meantime, keep your eyes open to new listings.  when does that last offer of yours expire?  usually 24-48 hours.

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Honestly, I’d let my offer expire and walk away. Let it sit on the market for another 2-3 weeks. If it’s still available at that point, I’d make a new offer and see what happens then. Whatever you do, do not get emotionally invested in this house. Treat this as an emotionally detached business transaction. If it is meant to be, then things will work out. If it is not meant to be, then you will find something else that is. There will always be another house. Always.

Edit: I really do feel your pain. We actively looked for 7 months and went under contract on 2 other houses before finding our current one (which we are still waiting for, as it is a short sale). It is an incredibly frustrating, disheartening, emotionally volatile process. The more detached and cool you become, the easier the whole process becomes.

Post # 6
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

@lovekiss:  Agreed.

We looked at over 100 houses when we were looking for our current house. We actually saw our current house, thought it was priced too high and walked away. We were thrilled when they took it off the market and relisted it for $60K less since it was then owned by a relocation company. We definitely didn’t get emotionally invested since we were then in a bidding war with 3 other couples, but ended up winning out b/c of our patience. 

I know home buying is tough, but you really have to go in without being emotionally invested. 

Post # 7
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I SO feel your pain – we have looked at about 20 houses so far and frustration doesn’t even come close to how we are feeling. After having a house fire in February, we are shacked up with our parents until we find a home. We have made 3 offers so far on 3 separate houses – this last house we made an offer on yesterday is by far, my favorite. The first house we offered on, we countered them so many times that we just finally walked away because the seller was not willing to budge and we didn’t feel the home was worth his asking price. I am trying hard to not get emotionally attached – but it is very difficult.

In your instance, I would continue to look at others – another could be right under your nose!

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