William's Blog...with a smile!


Not enjoying your search for a new home?

Searching for a new home should be fun.

It should not be a chore.

There are many things you can do to lessen the stress.


Get pre-approved...better still get a full approval

Decide more about what you need instead of just what you want.

Narrow your search area.

Be patient!

Work with an agent that is upbeat and light hearted.

Don't listen to family or the neighbor across the fence.


These tips will not erase all the stress, but if you smile a bit when looking and laugh at the absurd you will enjoy the process much more!



And don't put your head in the sand when an issue comes up...deal with it right away so it doesn't fester into a bigger issue



Comment balloon 8 commentsWilliam Feela • April 27 2017 01:44AM


Look at what you can afford and you won't be disappointed later.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 3 years ago

Good morning William.  We've all see it, those who have a dream of a steak with a hot dog budget.  Better to get the hot dog and work on getting the steak later in this market.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 3 years ago

This is very good advice for prospective home buyers.

I hope you are enjoying a most productive month.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

I have worked with buyers who couldnot agree and i stopped and told them they needed to think about the move more.

They still live in their home and that was almost 10 years ago

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

Luckily, my buyer experiences have been pleasant ones. The buyers lately have been so appreciative.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 3 years ago


Your check list would keep a home buyer on purpose with less stress.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 3 years ago

Concise and to the point, easy to read list. Good advice. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com) over 3 years ago

Wise advice Bill, pays to be prepared and be reasonable in your expectations.  Far too many people expect to start out living in a castle.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago