Empowering Professionals: Getting cold feet??? 5 simple ways to overcome!

Getting cold feet??? 5 simple ways to overcome!

Getting cold feet??? 5 simple ways to overcome!

 

So we won!  We got you in contract to purchase your dream home….  It took weeks, maybe months, but we did it! There was competition, we stretched ourselves, and finally secured that home of your dreams!

But… You now have apprehension or strong doubt that is trying to prevent you from taking the planned course of action that we just secured…  This loss or lack of courage is common when people buy homes.   This fearfulness or lack of confidence can be described as “Cold Feet”… 

Since socks will not cure you of this condition, I thought I would list a few simple things you can do today to help keep focused on your goal and stay the course!

#1  Visualize the present: Have you stopped and taken a few moments to actually see yourself in the home you are about to buy? Picture yourself doing laundry, washing dishes, reading a book, or parking your car.  Going to the market, walking the dog…  I mean really close your eyes and see it…  Sometimes seeing yourself in your new home can really make a difference.

#2 Visualize the Future: Just like thinking about the here and how, think about the future.  Future schools, the way the garden will look, the addition you are planning, the extra room for the kids or even downsizing… 

#3 Write yourself a letter:  In this letter, list the 5 things that you love about the house, BEFORE you get into contract or as soon as you do.  Copy this letter and give one to us so we can help remind you as to what brought you to making the offer on the house to begin with.  This can be powerful, as we can help you stay focused as agents.

#4 This sale becomes the new comp: In an appreciating market, the last sold home becomes the comparable that is used to price the upcoming listings…  So if you decide to pass on this one, the next home you want to buy will be the same size, but more expensive.  If you are on a budget, then you may be pricing yourself out of the market by backing out.

#5 Overcome fear of price: If you pay 3-5% more for the house today, but get the home of your dreams…  Will you really care about that extra few thousand you paid to get it, in 15 or 20 years?  Probably not…

Sometimes taking a step back and analyzing your thoughts can help you see that many objections are rooted in fear… And sometimes fear is due to the unknown.  So take the time to talk to us about these fears, so we can help you overcome these barriers and move forward in your life!

 

Chris Alston

(408)921-4711

calston@kw.com

twitter: @chris_alston

 

 

Chris Alston

 

Home sales and purchasing specialist

Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino

19400 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite #200

Cupertino, CA 95014

408-850-6955

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Comment balloon 11 commentsChris Alston • April 02 2014 03:09PM

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Hi Chris - As we switch from a buyer's market back to a seller's market, cold feet will definitely start to show up again.  Picture yourself washing dishes?  Well, we once had a view of Pike's Peak from the kitchen sink, so we had the cleanest dishes in Colorado!  

Posted by Mary-kay Canfield and Chris Canfield, Homes for Sale in The Villages and Summerfield FL (REMAX Premier Realty - The Villages) over 3 years ago

First- man I hope that seller's market and price appreciation makes it to my neck of the woods soon.

Second- I almost didn't know who you were it's been so long since you posted on AR.  Happy to see your face pop back up here.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

Mary-Kay : I guess washing the dishes is a funny analogy!  :)  But still...  What if it was a fence, but a pretty one?  

Tammy: So you are saying you missed me?  When you stop blogging it takes a lot to get back into it!!!  :)

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)) over 3 years ago

For someone who has "been away" from the fold, this is a great re-start to blogging.

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 3 years ago

Hey Chris ... You are so right about how hard it is to get back in ... I read a lot of posts, comment occassionally and just always seem to "run out-of-time!"  Actually, I just lost the intention of making blogging a priority!  Thanks for lighting a candle to show the way ... and I'm always glad to see you in the rain!

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi, The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi) over 3 years ago

Marte - HA!  Well, thanks!! :)

Jack! - How are ya?  Yea, some of us gotta get back out there and blog, huh???  

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)) over 3 years ago

It's been a long time Chris since I have visited your blog! You haven't missed a beat my friend!

Don't waste a minute today, invest it carefully!

Regards, Paul..

 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) over 3 years ago

Hey Paul, long time!  Well, I feel pretty rusty!

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)) over 3 years ago

Hi Chris, Welcome back, you have been missed. #4 is a very strong and truthful point that many people won't realize just how important it is. Nicely done.

Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) over 3 years ago

Great blog, Chris.

I noticed you don't blog anymore here. Where do you blog these days?

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA (Barcode Properties) over 2 years ago

Hi Inna,

I have been sooooooo busy that it seems that it has caused me to forget to blog... Then anther day goes by, and another and another... And wham, I suck.  I will get my butt back on AR soon!  ;)   -Chris

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California)) over 2 years ago

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