Buying a House is a lot like dating.
I never really thought about that statement until I asked one of my clients what she's learned from this experience and she immediately exclaimed, buying a house is a lot like dating.
OK, so you're not actually buying dinner and spending time with the house but you do have to feel out several before you put pen to paper. See, buying a house is a lot like dating.
Have you ever been on a blind date? Well, it's a lot like that. You trust your friends, in this case, your real estate agent to point you in the right direction. You might, at first, think they may have steered you wrong, truth is it's just the first door you're walking through.
Now depending on your frist reaction, you either think ewww or you immediately turn into one of those old Bugs Bunny Cartoons where your eyes bulge out of your head and hearts start swirling around you -- that's when you get tongue tied. Either reaction is fine.
Now, if you fall head over heels you find out that, like dating, there are things you'll find out about the other person, in this case the house that just isn't perfect. That's OK... no house ... or no date... is perfect. Trust me, I've been on a lot of dates. Buying a house is a lot like dating.
The good thing about house hunting versus dating is you don't have to have that awkward silence across the dinner table and there's no expectation to call back tomorrow. Thankfully, if the date goes bad, you won't have to remove them off your Facebook page. See, buying a house is a lot like dating.