How to Get Over Losing Out On Your Dream Home

Loosing Out

“I’m so sorry, they went with another offer.” It’s a shocking thing to hear; you’ve already moved into that dream home in your mind. It’s common to start second-guessing yourself, even condemning yourself for not offering more money or better terms, but the truth is sometimes it just doesn’t work out. The next step is to figure out how to move on.

  •  Go Ahead and Mourn – It’s perfectly reasonable to mourn the loss of the “perfect” home.
  • Take a Break – This might not be as easy as it sounds if you need to move, but even a short weekend off to regroup and refresh will allow you to continue the search.
  • Understand What Went Wrong – It may be that you did nothing wrong and the seller got an all-cash offer 20% over asking, but it’s still a good idea to talk with your agent about your offer, make sure you truly offered a fair price with reasonable terms and if not, make adjustments next time.
  • List What You Liked About the Home – Make a list of the features you liked about the home – open floor plan, big yard, expansive view, etc. This will allow you to watch for these features as you continue the search.

Losing out on your dream home is sad, but it doesn’t mean you won’t find another home you love just as much. Take some time to think through the experience and keep going – there are so many homes to choose from, you’ll find another home to love.

Jan Kelley is a Top Producing Agent with a strong track record of success who began her career in Real Estate in 2011. Jan initially focused on working with buyers to find their perfect home in the right neighborhood for their unique needs and lifestyle. She further expanded her expertise to sales to help owners market their properties and achieve the best return. She was so successful, she began couching and training other agents. In 2019 to be able to serve all of her clients Real Estate needs she added Commercial Real Estate services. Specializing in residential and commercial leases, purchases and listing sales in the Northeast Dallas Metroplex, Jan knows the market well and offers excellent support, resources and guidance for those seeking or selling homes or commercial property. As a former nonprofit Executive Director of over 10 years and a small business owner, she understands the importance of community and the level of care each client deserves to make confident, informed decisions. Originally from Tulsa, OK, Jan attended Rogers State University and Tulsa Community College. Her career previously involved service to the community in non-profit, education and government. In 1992, Jan was recognized for operating one of the first National Accredited Preschools in Oklahoma, and then taught others how to receive their accreditation at Tulsa Technology Center. She was later appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to implement the state’s workforce credentialing program at all of Oklahoma’s Technology Centers. Jan and her family moved to Texas in 2011. She and her husband of 39 years are proud parents and grandparents. Jan is a licensed REALTOR®, Seller Representative Specialist (SRS®), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®), Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA®), Benefits Association VABA member and a member of Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, Professional Women's Alliance and 100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County. Jan is constantly studying the local real estate market and acquiring new, valuable information to share with her clients. She believes in staying connected through active networking, volunteering and community involvement, to “enhance the quality of life and remain abreast of the decisions that affect us all.” Certified Negotiation Expert CNE® Seller Representative Specialist SRS® Accredited Buyer's Representative ABR® Pricing Strategy Advisor PSA® Veteran’s Advocacy and Benefits Association VABA member Rockwall Chamber of Commerce member Professional Women's Alliance PWA member 100 Business Leaders of Rockwall County member

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