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Breaking buyer’s remorse

Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

Q: I just decided to start looking for a condo to buy. I met this real estate broker who I had heard really good things about, and I feel like she has really listened to what I said I wanted. The first place or two I saw were very much like what I envisioned myself living in. So, I started to make an offer -- I even had her write it up. But I kept thinking up things I wasn't sure about, problems that might come up if I moved forward, and questions I wanted to know the answers to, especially about the homeowners association (HOA). My agent got some answers for me, and others she said we wouldn't be able to find out until after we got into contract. After a few days, she told me that if I didn't move forward, some other buyer would take it, but I kind of thought that was just a sales pitch. Then, it went pending. This has happened again on another two properties now: I see it, I like it, I have her write up the offer, then I second-guess myself and procrastinate and the pla...