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Answer Your ‘What-Ifs’ About Buying and Selling In Lambton

Here are MY answers to the What-If questions recently posted on 'Living Room Blog' on that I would like to share!

REALTORS® Answer Your ‘What-Ifs’ About Buying and Selling

Before diving into any big purchase, we tend to ask ourselves the “what-ifs”. It’s human nature to make sure we’re looking at all the possible outcomes, but sometimes what-if questions can start to hinder our progress. This is especially true when it comes to real estate. What-if questions can lead to indecision and uncertainty, and without the help of a REALTOR®, you could end up talking yourself out of a potentially good decision. 

The blog goes on to have each question answered by REALTORS® across Canada.

Here are my answers to those same questions!

What if I don't know what kind of home I want?

Certainly, the first step is crucial. Getting pre-approved is a game-changer. It provides a clear understanding of your budget, shaping the areas you can explore. Once armed with this financial insight, we'll sit down and create a pros and cons list. Often, clients surprise themselves during this process. It's not just a solo journey; together, we'll navigate and explore the possibilities.

What if I change my mind on what I want as we're looking at homes?

Flexibility is a key element in the home-buying journey. It's not uncommon for preferences to evolve during the process. I step into the role of your guide, helping you explore various housing options. We delve deeper into your 'why,' ensuring your evolving preferences align seamlessly with your true needs. It's a journey, and I'm here to make it enjoyable and aligned with your vision.

What if I can't find something that checks every box on my list?

Compromises are part of the journey. It's completely normal not to find a home that ticks every box. During this phase, we'll prioritize your 'essential' and 'desirable' features. Focusing the search on properties that meet your core requirements while being open to creative solutions ensures we find a home that fulfills your most important needs.

What if I buy/sell now, but prices drop/rise?

Real estate markets are cyclical, and predicting their fluctuations is challenging. The critical factor is ensuring you are comfortable with your decision in the current market. I'll provide insights into market trends, helping you make informed decisions aligned with your individual circumstances and financial goals.

What if my home sells before I buy a new one?

Selling your current home first offers advantages and challenges. It provides a clearer picture of your financial position and may give you stronger negotiating power when making an offer. However, it introduces the challenge of finding a new home within a specific timeline. I'll work closely with you to navigate this transitional phase, ensuring a smooth experience.

What if I can't find a home in the neighborhood I want?

Location is very important, and if your desired neighborhood isn't presenting good options, patience is key. I'll suggest exploring similar areas with comparable attributes, ensuring you find a home that you'll love.

What if I get cold feet while I'm looking at homes?

It's a common occurrence, and I'm here to guide you through it. Buying a home is a significant decision, and having a REALTOR® who understands your needs is crucial. We'll address any reservations promptly, ensuring you feel satisfied and confident in your choices.

What if my home needs a lot of repairs when it's time to list it?

Your home's condition is a crucial factor. I'll assess what repairs are worth undertaking to enhance its value. With connections to contractors and tradespeople, we'll get quotes and opinions, ensuring your home is presented in the best possible light.

What if I submit an offer on my dream home and it gets rejected?

At some price ranges it is a seller's market and at other ranges it is a buyer's market. We'll structure an offer that aligns with your goals. If it gets rejected, we can submit a new and more appealing offer, or sometimes, it's a sign that there will be something better down the road.

What if I don't see anything I like when I start looking?

The availability will always be changing, and it's not uncommon not to find appealing options initially. Your feedback is essential, and I'll tailor the search to better align with your preferences. Trust the process, and the right home will come into view.

There are more answers to the questions from different REALTORS® from across Canada. Here is the link to the original story on the recent 'Living Room Blog' on


Navigating the real estate landscape is a collaborative effort, and with my expertise, you can confidently tackle any scenario that arises in the process. Your goals are my priority, and together,
we'll find you a home that you love!

Learn More About Living In Lambton
Contact - Carla MacGregor REALTOR®
RE/MAX sarnia realty inc. Brokerage


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