Any offer can fall through. I’d like to say it will never happen to you, but no one can say for sure what circumstances will present themselves down the line.
As someone who has experienced this first-hand, the feeling you’re left with after not getting a home you had your eyes set on can be a stew of emotions. Disappointment, anger and frustration can be a few of those, and I’m here to tell you that it’s perfectly normal to feel that way. But what I’m also here to do is to teach you the best way to get around those feelings.
Get back on your horse and keep movin.
I’m serious. If my wife and I “took a break” or gave ourselves some recovery time after our first offer fell through, I firmly believe we wouldn’t be in our current home.
Maybe it’s just the REALTOR in me, but the ability to move up and over a situation can be either trained or natural. In my case, it was trained. Ultimately I had to tell myself there was absolutely nothing that could be done by either party to fix the circumstances. It was completely and utterly out of my control, therefore, how could I even feel like I could do a single thing to fix it?
So my lesson to you is the lesson I’ve practiced many times over since: What’s done is done. Now get back out there and find your future home.