With so many homes on themarket, many buyers house huntfor months, even years beforehitting property pay-dirt. Evenfor the savvy buyers who have narrowed theirhouse hunt to an affordable price range, thechoice of several competing houses makeschoosing a home difficult.
1. You start rationalizing its flaws away. Traintracks 10 feet from the bedroom window? Nextdoor neighbor that runs a pigeon-sitting service?Okay I exaggerate. But if you find yourselfviewing a home with traits that you wouldnormally deem undesirable or as deal-killers, yetyou like the place so much that you instinctivelycompile a mental list of reasons those traits justdon’t matter, you might have found “The One.”
2. The bathroom and kitchen don’t disgustyou. We humans are born with only two fears inlife: the fear of falling and the fear of loudnoises. By about eight months old, we start toacquire new fears, and most of us neverstop. Among the first fear most people learn:the fear of other people’s kitchens andbathrooms.
3. You involuntarily envision your ownfamily, furniture, decor, daily activities orremodeling choices in/to the home. They say thatthe best staging helps prospective buyers envisiontheir own idealized lives taking place in the stagedhome. But whether or not a property is staged, ifyou find your mind’s eye Photoshopping a givenproperty to insert your own kids and sofa into theliving room, your dining table and favorite wallhangings into place in the dining room, and yourdaily meditation in the breakfast nook – or evenstart mentally removing walls entirely – it’s entirelypossible that the home you’re in could be “TheOne” for you.
Homeowners: How did you know when you’dfound the right home for you and your family?
Randy BettInvestment Realtor/Author/InvestorReal Estate Professionals Inc.Better Group Real Estate202-5403 Crowchild Trail NWCalgary, AB T3B 4Z1Phone:403-774-7464 Ext:1Fax:403-208-0082Toll Free fax:888-711-6801