Buying a home is an emotional process. You spend countless hours searching for the right property, qualifying for a loan and completing what seems like an endless stack of paperwork. All this takes its toll on you, and can leave you feeling stressed and anxious. Rest assured, you will survive this frustrating time.
If you start to feel that things are getting a little too hectic or you’re taking frustrations out on coworkers or family, then take a deep breath. Here are five tips to help you relax and have some fun during the process of buying Santa Cruz real estate.
1. Choose your REALTOR carefully.
Finding the right property professional can relieve a lot stress. Be sure to find one that is constantly in communication, has great references and seems to have your best interests at heart.
2. Take up a new hobby.
A hobby is a great way to keep your mind off your home buying frustrations. Choose a hobby that is related, like texture painting or floor tiling. This way you’ll be able to use your new skill after you close on your new home.
3. Spend time with your family.
Buying Santa Cruz real estate affects everyone in the family, so they are also feeling the pressures of the process. Help everyone relax. Start a new family tradition, like a board-game night or weekend miniature golf tournament.
4. Play in your old town.
If you’re moving far away from where you now live, this is a great time to explore your town before you leave. Visit local attractions and favorite spots while you still have the time. Create a scrapbook of these hometown memories.
Nothing helps lower your stress levels like exercise. When you feel the pressure of waiting for responses from the bank or looking for the right home, go outside for a brisk walk. The activity will also help you keep fit during a time when many people gain weight from the added stress.
Buying Santa Cruz real estate doesn’t have to be stressful. Just be sure to take a little time for yourself and your family. If you need help getting through this process, please call me today at 831.662.6522 or email me at Lauren@LaurenSpencer.com.
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