Blog Stories 3 Tips to Overcome Buyer-Burnout

3 Tips to Overcome Buyer-Burnout

By Dill Ward, April 30, 2021

Buyer Burnout

Some seasons are harder on buyers than others, and when you’ve offered on 5 properties in less than one month, your mind exhausts from contemplating how much you’re willing to compromise for each offer, or how many terms you’re comfortable presenting to be an appealing buyer. In the end, seasons of buyer activity bring varying types of feeling exhausted with the process and there are actions you can take to keep energized for your next dream of home.

1) Reconnect with Purpose

One sure-fire way to stay optimistic is keeping centered on why you are excited to move. Spend time with the loved-ones who you hope to host as guests, and resist the desire to discuss the frustration of home-buying. Contemplate or discuss the things you look forward to experiencing in your new home such as holidays, meals, and relaxing. Contemplate the need or want that you believe the next home will resolve. Write your purpose for buying your next home down on a sticky pad and set it next to where you do the most house browsing.

2) Revisit your Wants and Needs

As any home search begins with a wild dream, you have to start wanting more than you know you can afford, but allowing limitations to outline the options is part of the journey. If you’ve been looking for homes longer than a month and haven’t worked together an offer, then you might not be looking in the right areas, or for the right bed/bath composition, or for the right additional benefits tweaking the variables will bring you excitement or could bump you back to where you started dreaming.

3) Prioritize Your Time

So often we’re driven by our curiosity of what is behind door #3 that we miss out on seeing the next house. If you know that you aren’t going to want to buy a house that doesn’t have a yard you won’t spend time looking at condos downtown. Move some of that resilience to your home-browsing; if you know you aren’t interested in replacing light fixtures don’t fill your memory with houses that need moderate or larger remodeling (floors, bathrooms, additions, etc). Saving yourself time on the road brings you more time to contemplate how to get a house that you really want. Occasionally, your other timelines (leases, home-sale schedules) may create a cut-off point for your home search, in such scenarios being comfortable with the options.

Ultimately, mixing these ideas will get you the best result. Your home-purchase will benefit from you driving the process from a deeper intention, clearer criteria, and more time to contemplate the next lifestyle your new home will support.

Dill Ward

Principal Broker | OR


I'm a strategist at heart. Once we've got a clear vision on your goals I love drawing the road map how to get there. I'm a natural problem solver and resiliency is my superpower. I get excited by nudging you to see the bigger picture of your goals when the process can drag you down into the moment. I've been called by my clients as, "contagiously enthusiastic". Selling a home or taking the leap to buy is an exciting transition which can create other shifts and opportunities for you to take control of the direction of your life and discover the next version of yourself.


Negotiating was a skill I honed early in life, whether it was persuading for a later bedtime, or heading down to South Florida flea markets where my parents would encourage me to, "work a deal" on a comic book or a kitchen gadget. Even back then, I loved the thrill of asking for what I want.


For those of you who geek out about self development and personality tests, my "Strengths Finder" results are: Positivity, Strategic, Activator, Learner, and Ideation.

I LOVE PORTLAND! (and welcoming new people)

I relocated to Portland from Florida in 2010, and am grateful to have built an incredible life here in this weird city. It's always an honor to be a welcoming face and a warm smile to others arriving and looking for home.


Wait, is that a thing? I'm always thinking about real estate. I love wheeling and dealing! Before I was a REALTOR®, I started the journey as an investor. Fun fact: I helped an investment group flip over 100 properties my first 2 years in industry! I've had a rental portfolio for over 10 years and dabble in all areas of the industry. My speciality is the concierge level service we can deliver when someone wants to sell and let us take the wheel. My team and I love to work as project managers and orchestrate the 50 different vendors & contractors to make miracles happen in short amounts of time.


• My husband & biz-partner Nicholas. (He's a High Performance Coach & REALTOR® -- dreamy combo!), and our young daughter Nori. • Building Community! Check out Women who Own it, a monthly meetup community for women homeowners. • Offering networking opportunities, encouragement, and business coaching for women in business at Women with Moxie. • Spreading motivation and inspiration in the world through public speaking and event emceeing. • Finding ways to make people smile. Enough about me -- if you are still reading this far, i'm dying to know about you! Use my easy online scheduler and let's book a meeting! Buy, sell, just a get-to-know each other to possibly collaborate on some amazing project? Easy breezy!


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