Why is Buying a House Stressful? Top 10 Reasons

There are many reasons why buying a house is stressful. In fact, according to many sources including Very Well Mind, moving is one of the top 5 most stressful things in life.

So, why is buying a house so stressful? And – more importantly – how can Stacks help you to make the process a lot less stressful?

Top Reasons Why Buying a House is Stressful, and How Stacks Can Help

Here are our top reasons why buying a house is so stressful and how Stacks can help reduce your stress;

  1. Finding a Perfect Property – when you work with Stacks, we’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why. We then scour the market and find options for you to view, but not before we have viewed them first to make sure they’re worth you taking the time to view.
  2. Negotiating the Best Price – Negotiation can be overwhelming, but this is something our experts do day in, day out. We negotiate on your behalf and with our experience, this element of buying a house becomes far less stressful for you as the buyer.
  3. Chasing solicitors or dealing with professionals in general – Dealing with solicitors is something we do on your behalf, as well as sourcing experts, such as surveyors, to answer any questions you have about your new property. You have more important things to do in your everyday life so you can leave the nagging to us!
  4. Juggling work at the same time as organising moving – because we handle all the admin, you are free to focus on the bits only you can do, including work, your family or anything else you like to focus on in your spare time. We handle the stress so you don’t have to, and have arranged hundreds of moves, so can offer advice to make the move itself as smooth as possible
  5. Generally feeling out of control and overwhelmed – it is so easy to feel overwhelmed and out of control when you’re in the middle of something this important and complex. Remember that Stacks are here to help, we are the buyer’s agent, everything we do is to help you as the buyer.

Other Reasons Why Buying a House is Stressful

In our experience as property finders, we often come across people who are finding moving house very stressful for different reasons. Unfortunately, we cannot help with all of them, but we like to think that just being there to share the burden can make the process more pleasant for our buyers.

These reasons include;

  1. Falling in love with a house out of your budget – if you work with us from the beginning we try not to let this happen. We only show you properties within the budget we have discussed.
  2. Worrying about being out-bid on your perfect home – whilst you can’t always outbid, we can often out-negotiate. We help match your bid to the vendors needs, making you their best choice.  We usually lower the vendor’s stress, just by being involved and across all the detail – ideally everyone will be happy on Completion Day!
  3. Other issues within your chain – we do everything we can to move things along for you, and whilst this one is tricky, it is one we actively manage daily. We are here for you no matter what and we will keep you updated on any detail relevant to your purchase, up or down the chain, so you are always kept in the loop.
  4. Waiting for survey results – we understand that this is a tense time, we’re here to chase the survey and help interpret the results, including evaluating likely costs or implications, to help you decide if there are any deal-breakers in there.
  5. Waiting for a move in date – the price is only the first thing that needs to be agreed, the timescale is often a challenge. Our experience and involvement helps pin everyone involved down asap, and our continual watching brief ensures that we’re all pulling in the same direction. Which may help you relax a little!

Buying a House is Not All Stress

Of course – buying a house isn’t all stress! There are so many positive elements about buying the right house that are worth it.

Viewing properties – this should be the fun bit! At Stacks we view the properties for you initially and only bring you to the ones we know will fit your brief. There are no surprises or time-wasting viewings.

Moving into your new home – once you’re in and you’ve made your house a home, any stress will be a fading memory – the right house will give you joy, and you can get on with living your best life in your new home.

Being ready for the future– moving home is often looking forward to the future and being ready for what is to come. This could be to expand your family, it could be getting ready for retirement, the property you’ve bought could be an investment rental or holiday home. In all cases, buying the right home is planning for what lies ahead which makes it an exciting goal to achieve.

Working With Stacks

If you work with Stacks, we are here for you, the buyer, as opposed to an estate agent who works for the seller. We are here to help you get the house of your dreams at the best price with the least amount of stress.

If you’re looking for a property finder, or a way to make buying a house less stressful – contact Stacks today.

Stop searching and start finding your perfect home.

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