Should I just give up on buying a house?

It’s tempting for homebuyers to give up the chase in this runaway market. But Lance Shearman offers a pep talk and a strategy to keep you in the hunt … and even ahead of the pack. 

I get it; the current market can feel like you are trying to jump on the treadmill of the house acquisition process while someone has left the machine on hyper speed!

You have spent months looking through houses and find there are very few for sale that met your needs. You are going weekly to open homes with 100s of people spilling out of them. You even look in areas that people would not dare be seen even driving past, to find that these too are now hot property … what the!

Your motivation may be somewhat lower than it used to be as the dream of owning your first (or another) property feels like its slipping away through your grasp.

Let me revitalise those home-owning dreams and give you the property owner’s equivalent of a rejuvenating facemask (apologies, I write this whilst watching the Real Housewives of Auckland—I’m not proud of this, but it has inspired me … somewhat).

The people who are successful in today’s house hunting climate are the people who do the following:

They get a group of professionals around them, cheering them on, answering their questions, because in this market you need to be ready to buy NOW and you need to know how to buy. People who get property are the best prepared, have ticked all the boxes they can, and have professionals taking care of the rest.  

So if you’re a little tired, a little frustrated, and a little down, know that you’re not not yet out! Talk to us at Velocity Financial. We will sit with you, hear about your journey so far, strategize, and help connect the dots to put you ahead of the rest with your personal squad of experts.


Lance Shearman is a Registered Financial Adviser with Velocity Financial. No investment decision should be taken based on the information in this blog alone. A disclosure statement is available free of charge upon request.