Nearly a third of home buyers (30%) say that they spent more than they expected on their house purchase, in order to win a competitive bid scenario. According to the Homebuyer Sentiment Index performed by Qualia, a digital real estate closing platform, 32% of those who did pay more had to spend $52,000 or more over the asking price. The study represents the opinions of roughly 1,000 people who recently purchased a home. Some home buyers claim that they waived conditions to obtain an advantage in the marketplace. Nineteen percent of those polled stated that inspections were excluded from the contract. According to the poll, the index “shed light on the dangers customers may be incurring when they act too hastily without knowing the house buying process or transaction fees involved.” Only one out of every five home buyers polled claimed that they fully comprehended all of the paperwork they signed upon closing. Home buyers report feeling anxious as a result of the recent strong competition. According to them, real estate closings are the most challenging and demanding aspect of the process. Higher than expected transaction fees shocked a whopping 44% of recent home buyers. According to Qualia’s poll, more than half of potential buyers (55%) would like to get information about the closing process in person, prior to the closing date. And almost half would prefer to receive information via a secure mobile app or web based portal. .