The Emotional Rollercoaster of Buying a Home: What to Expect and How to Handle It

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Emotions in real estate

Buying a home can be an exciting and emotional experience, not to mention a huge financial undertaking. At DreamWell Homes Realty, we have seen firsthand the range of emotions that homebuyers can experience during the home buying process, from excitement and joy to frustration and disappointment.

It’s important to acknowledge and address these emotions to ensure a smooth and successful home buying experience.

Excitement and Joy

When you first start searching for a home, you may feel a sense of excitement and joy at the prospect of finding your dream home. This is a great feeling, but it’s important to remember to stay grounded and logical about what you can afford and what you’re looking for in a home. Make a list of your must-haves and nice-to-haves and prioritize them based on what’s most important to you. This will help you stay focused and avoid getting carried away with homes that are out of your price range or don’t meet your needs.

Fear of Missing Out

The fear of missing out, or FOMO, can be a common emotion when buying a home, especially in a competitive market. It’s important to remember that there will always be another home that comes along, and that you should never make an offer on a home just because you’re afraid of missing out. Trust your instincts and make an offer that you feel comfortable with based on your budget and needs.

Pro tip: Never make an offer above a price that you are willing to pay for just to lock the property in contract with hopes of negotiating it down later. This can backfire as the feeling of regret will be compounded by the financial loss of overpaying for a property.

Rejection and Anger

When your offer is rejected or you’re outbid on a home you really wanted, it’s natural to feel rejected and maybe a little angry. Take a step back and remember that it’s not personal – the seller is simply choosing the offer that’s best for them. Use this experience as a learning opportunity to fine-tune your approach and make a stronger offer on the next home you’re interested in.

Pro tip: Having your offer rejected could simply mean that there is another better offer than yours. If you are the second offer in running, consider being the official back up offer. We always tell our clients that things happen all the time in real estate. Some buyers could get cold feet and you could end up with the property.

We’ve seen this many times in our career, and it actually just happened this week with our back up buyer in Ocean Hills Country Club.


The home buying process can be confusing and overwhelming, with a lot of paperwork and unfamiliar terminology. Take the time to educate yourself and ask questions. A good real estate agent should be able to guide you through the process and explain everything in clear terms. Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification if you don’t understand something.


The home buying process can also test your patience, particularly when waiting for a reply to an offer, a counteroffer, or a reply to a request for repairs from the seller. We understand that waiting 24 to 72 hours or several days can seem like such a long time. Remember that these things sometimes take time, and try to be patient while the other parties involved work through their own processes. In the meantime, focus on other aspects of the home buying process, such as preparing for the move.

Feeling Dejected

Sometimes, the home you’re seeking just doesn’t exist yet, and it can be frustrating to feel like you’re constantly searching for something that isn’t out there.

Remember that the perfect home for you is out there, and it may just take a little more time and effort to find it, or it simply hasn’t made itself available yet. Stay patient and keep looking, and don’t settle for a home that doesn’t meet your needs. We know this this process can’t be rushed.


Between arranging a move, scheduling inspections, and prioritizing home repair lists, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the decisions that come with buying a home. Create a list of priorities and delegate tasks to stay organized. Remember that it’s okay to ask for help from family, friends, or professionals like movers or contractors.

At DreamWell Homes Realty, we’ve seen the rollercoaster of emotions – the highs, the lows, and everything in between.

We understand that emotions are an integral part of the home buying process, and we’re here to help you navigate them.

While there are numerous online resources available for buyers and sellers from searching available homes for sale or home value estimates, we believe that the expertise and experience of a dedicated real estate professional is invaluable. As one of the most significant transactions in your life, it’s crucial to have a trusted real estate advisor who can help you navigate the complex process with care and attention to detail.

We take pride in our commitment to providing personalized, one-on-one service to each of our clients. Whether you’re buying or selling, our goal is to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, while patiently explaining the process including the pros and cons of each real estate related decisions.

So if you’re ready to take the next step in your home buying or selling journey, we’re here to help.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in achieving your real estate goals.

Realtors® Jean and Ken Tritle at DreamWell Homes Realty

Contact Jean and Ken Tritle, a husband and wife real estate broker/agent team at DreamWell Homes Realty.

Call or Text: 760-798-9024


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DreamWell Homes Realty is a locally owned San Diego husband and wife real estate team. Jean and Ken Tritle offer their home buyer and seller clients the best professional and personalized real estate representation with unparalleled service and guidance. For more information, please call or text Jean and Ken Tritle at 760-798-9024. Thank you! DreamWell Homes Realty CA DRE# 01777754. Mailing address: 380 S. Melrose Drive, Suite 394, Vista, CA 92081 | San Diego County, California.