“The right time to purchase real estate was five years ago…”

How many times have you read this quote, or heard some genius at a BBQ tell you this? If there is one quote that bugs me, it’s this.

Every person has different financial needs, triumphs and circumstances. Real estate, like all financial matters, are not a one-size-fits-all deal. Yes, home prices were much cheaper 5 years ago – but does that mean you would have qualified, or afforded a home then? If you don’t own now, the answer is probably “nope!”.

This kind of talk is self-damaging. It’s meant to drive regret and encourage panic. Neither regret, nor panic should be emotions involved in the decision making process when it comes to buying, selling or leveraging your real estate investment.

The best kind of buyer out there – the kind that realtors want to work with – are qualified buyers. Buyers who have done their homework, spoken with a broker and started the process to ensure they have the financial means to buy a home.

Are you ready to get the ball rolling?

Well then, let’s chat.

Rebecca Casey
Mortgage Professional