How to Make Home Buying Less Stressful

by Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR 04/10/2022

40% of all homebuyers report that buying a home is one of the most stressful events in their lives. There are many sources of stress, but the more prepared you are, the better you’ll be able to handle them. Here are some tips for handling the most common stresses of buying a home:

Find the Right Real Estate Agent

The right real estate professional can make an enormous difference in your home buying experience. Let their expertise and knowledge of the market guide you and take care of some of the most stressful aspects of buying a home, such as finding the right listing. With the wealth of knowledge real estate agents possess, you’ll gain peace of mind working with one.

Keep Your Timing Flexible

Nothing is more stressful than a hard deadline. If you keep your buying and moving plans flexible, you’ll avoid a lot of unnecessary frustration and rushed decisions. Finding the perfect home can take a long time, and even after you find it, the buying process can take months or more. The more time you give yourself to complete the journey, the calmer and more comfortable you’ll be.

Get Pre-Approved for a Loan

A major source of stress in home buying is securing financing. The earlier you can get a preapproval letter from a mortgage lender, the earlier you can put that anxiety to rest. While it doesn’t cover the entire scope of expenses you’ll encounter when buying a home, making sure you have a mortgage lined up and ready will make your buying process much smoother.

Expect to Make Adjustments

Finally, accepting that the process might not go according to plan is an important step in taking the stress out of home buying. With so many steps and moving parts, careful planning will help you stay organized and on top of the current task. However, things are bound to change. Keep an open mind and remind yourself that you might have to adjust your plans in order to make everything work.

It’s no secret that home buying is a tremendous decision. While it can be stressful, remembering these tips can help make the process easier.

About the Author
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Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR

Linda A. Cappello, Owner/Broker of Cappello Realty Shoreline Properties. Cappello Realty is a full service boutique Real Estate firm that specializes in Norwalk, and services all of Fairfield County, CT. Linda has been in the Real Estate business for 18+ years, spending 15 of them as a Broker-Owner. Being a Broker adds a lot responsibility to her job. She is responsible for overseeing every transaction and agent in the office. This is a challenge that she looks forward to and takes very seriously. She is constantly taking continuing education classes and attending seminars to keep abreast of the ever changing market as well as the industry standards, rules and regulations.  

She is a native to Norwalk, and has an in-depth knowledge of the city that she loves, as well as the intricacies of the many unique neighborhoods and areas that Norwalk offers. Linda offers her clients a network of professionals ranging from Attorneys, Mortgage Brokers & Home Inspectors to any and all pros that you may need for a successful transaction and for the convenience of her clients.  

"My job doesn't end at the closing table. It goes far beyond that, keeping in touch and staying friends who refer their family and friends. A lot of my business is referral business which is the greatest accomplishment and honor of all. Earning my clients trust."