Helping Clients Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

The best way to get referrals and repeat business is to make sure that your clients come away happy after they work with you. Unfortunately, if buyer’s remorse strikes after the deal is done, it can taint your client’s experience. Luckily, there are steps you can take to help your buyers make sure they’re going all in on the right property.

  • Respect (and remember) their budget. Overspending on a home is a quick path to regrets. Make sure your clients lay out a budget, and do your best to show them homes that suit it. If they’re considering a home on the high end of that budget, make sure they understand the big picture of what they’ll be spending — not just on offer, but once they move in, too.
  • Be clear about the timeline. It’s absolutely imperative that buyers understand how long the home buying process takes. The more you temper expectations up front, the less likely that your clients will rush into a decision that they will later regret.
  • Show them quality over quantity. “Choice paralysis” basically just means that the more options we have, the harder it is to make a decision. If you show your buyers too many homes, it becomes easier to nitpick each option — and harder to be fully satisfied with any of them.

Ultimately, communication is key. The more you connect with buyers, encourage questions, and discuss options, the more informed their decision can be. Your most important role is to be a trustworthy, experienced guide. The better you can perform that role, the more likely that your clients will find a house they’ll love for the long term.

The Jim Passi Team at Citywide Home Loans proudly serves Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia and Flordia. If you are looking to buy a home or refinance, we have you covered. Apply Now to get started.

Jim Passi - Citiwide Home Loans

Jim Passi
Regional Manager
NMLS# 158000

1300 East Woodfield Road, Suite 302
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Mobile: 847-899-1813
Office: 847-273-3265

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I’m not even sure where to begin, so I will start with fantastic!! Jim was VERY open about the process. I had some “difficulties” during the whole process and Jim seemed to handle them seemlessly. We were in contact several times a week throughout everything. He made me feel like I was his only client. Once we found a house, Jim worked quickly and efficiently.. When I refinance my house, there is no one I would rather work with, it’s a no brainer on who I am going to use. With other home purchases, I have never had anyone from the finance company show up at the closing, but Jim did!!! He took a bad situation and walked me through everything from beginning to end!! I will never use anyone else, Jim is true to his word!!

Brian H