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The Consequences Of Paying More Than The Listing Price on a London Ontario Home

Overpaying for a London Ontario home such as paying over the listing price, or paying near the asking price of an overpriced house or no conditions can come back to haunt those who do.

I get it that there is a shortage of houses & condos in London, Ontario, for sale. When prices rise because of shortages (fear of loss), we humans seem to throw common sense out the window!

Trying to save money when buying a home in London Ontario

We have seen it with oil, vacation ‘deals,’ the stock market, kids’ toys or the latest concert performance.

Mark Twain wrote that humans have a lot of common sense, which is why they don’t use it!

It seems to me that home buyers are acting on impulse, and impulsive action is based on emotion (keeping up with the Jones’s or fear of loss) rather than common sense.

Acting impulsively has consequences, and for a buyer of real estate, that could mean, when it comes time to sell, the market either has decreased or not kept up with inflation, being house poor and in turn, having to become more frugal in the other areas of their life.

In the heat of negotiating, counter offers and multiple offers, most buyers act impulsively, even their sales representative.

 How I think a real estate buyer should act.

Be prepared! First, know the facts, neighbourhood prices, financial limitations and lifestyle and secondly, psychological preparation.

Facts are the easy part and make sure they are facts and not opinions & poor perceptions. Mentally being prepared to walk away takes courage and good old common sense.

Price is what you pay; value is what you receive!

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Ty Lacroix

"Not All Realtors Are The Same"! This website and content are for you and are designed and constantly upgraded with the latest real estate trends, how-tos, and what is for sale on MLS. Our primary focus is guiding home buyers and sellers to make good decisions. We believe selling real estate is a process, not an event or knee-jerk reaction; we sleep well at night and ensure our clients do as well! We are not for everybody, nor can we please everybody, nor do we tell people what they want to hear; I know that may be old-fashioned and boring, but we are dealing with hundreds of thousands of your hard-earned money. Would you rather be happy, excited and bored or unhappy, excited and make a poor choice? About Ty I am a Broker with Sutton Group Preferred Realty Inc., Brokerage and the team leader for The Envelope Real Estate Group, that's enough about me! You see, this is about you, you do not want to hear blah blah stuff about awards, designations, or that we walk older adults across the street (I used to help old ladies cross the street, but as I got older I did not want my wife to think I was flirting) the reincarnation of Mother Teresa, walk on water or anything else to impress you. We let the numbers speak for themselves; success leaves clues!

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