What on earth do I mean? Well, buyers usual look for a home in places that are convenient to work and schools. Most buyers take the daily commute into consideration when shopping for a new home. Why not take your daily, weekly and even monthly activities consciously into account, too?
I once helped a mature, single woman to find and buy her forever home. She asked my advice about choosing an area and where would be the best return on her investment. I recommended to make a wish- list of what mattered to her in a home. Then we went house shopping. We looked at a lot of properties and after we came out of each one, we had a talk about how it measured up to her wish- list.
One of the houses we looked at belonged to the young woman and was presented beautifully. It was brick, all on one level, had a fireplace in the living room, and had patio doors from the master bedroom to an enormous deck with a hot tub.
After we emerged from the house my client walked to her car and then suddenly froze in place. She had the oddest expression on her face. I asked what was wrong, and she began to look sheepish and confessed, “That house is so pretty and so nicely decorated, I just enjoyed looking at it and didn’t give any thought on what I have on my wish-list. I just wanted it”
However, after seriously checking all the important points on her list she decided against this beautiful home. Knowing what’s important to you can save costly mistakes. The process of “trying on” a house helps you evaluate what’s important. And surely you will find it’s worth the effort.
If you are thinking about buying another home but need to sell your current home first, please give me a call today and get the ball rolling.