How Many Homes Do I Have to See Before I Find THE ONE?
House hunting varies from buyer to buyer. I have taken some buyers out that have seen one or two homes and knew immediately that they had just seen THE ONE. Others, I have taken to sixty homes and they struggle to find the one to call home. It is a process that you can't rush.
Having a list of must haves certainly helps to narrow down what works for you, and what doesn't. While you may not be able to say YES to a home right away, saying NO to the ones that don't work for whatever reason is just as important. Every time you say no to a home that doesn't work for you, you are leaving the door open for the one that will fit you best.
Often, as the house hunt progresses, buyers will learn that some of the things they thought they liked, they don't. And some of the things they thought would be deal breakers aren't at all. Whatever you do, be kind to yourself and your individual process. You may not have an overblown reaction to THE ONE when you finally see it. There may not be fireworks, but rather a peaceful feeling in your gut and the ability to see yourself living there.
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155. To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com. Or you can visit her website: www.nvarealestate.net.
Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.
The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.