Home Buying is Emotional
The majority of home buyers are vaguely aware of the process of purchasing a home, including: mortgage qualification, the home search, inspections, appraisals, title searches, closings, and everything else. The same applies to home sellers who are vaguely aware that marketing, showings, offer negotiations, inspections, appraisals, title work, and other steps are necessary to get their home sold. What neither buyer or sellers realize in advance is that the entire process involves a roller coaster of emotions.
NHL Playoffs Prepare Buyers for Emotional Turmoil!
There is no other contest in sports that has the intensity of the playoffs of the National Hockey League. Each game is important, every shot on goal could end in glory or continued frustration. Every player steps onto the ice with the understanding that they will be required to play faster and harder than they have ever played and, every player knows that even a half second lapse in concentration could leave them vulnerable to getting hit by a 200lb opponent traveling at over 25mph. These guys are all professional hockey players who enter the contest with a full understanding of the emotions that are going to come and how they must control them. If these guys fail as individuals to control their emotions and concentration levels, their team loses and they get hurt.
Thank goodness no one is getting hurt if they have a lapse of concentration while involved in a real estate transaction. The pain in this comes from the surprise of the intensity of the emotions involved. Pro hockey players get 82 games to learn all of the emotions involved in the game and what the triggers for these emotions are. Home buyers and sellers get to experience 1, maybe 2, real estate transactions in a lifetime; there is no preparation for the triggers.
A Good Realtor Will Help You Watch Hockey :)
Home buyers and sellers do have someone to watch hockey with. A professional real estate agent will sit with you to watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He will point out how the players are prepared for the incredible roar of their fans and the intense hatred from the other teams fans. He will help you to understand the game and slow it down for you because if you know what is happening and why, you will not be surprised at the outcome.
No matter how you go about it, emotions are going to overwhelm you during the buying or selling of a home. Everything from excitement to anxiety is involved in every transaction. Don't be afraid of these, watch hockey and see how, when controlled, emotions can be used constructively to win the day (and the Stanley Cup).