What having babies and home buying have in common...

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 anita@cbssk.com

House Hunting - Courtesy of your Warner Robins Realtor | Robins AFB RealtorHave you noticed...the home buying process is like trying to have a baby.  Inter-personal interaction, quickly followed by hope, queasiness, angst, and finally joy.

Agent/buyer conception is where ownership anticipation and home search repetition reign supreme.  Can we look in both the mornings and evenings?  How about all day?  Agents will clear their calendars and assist anytime their services are needed.

Found your dream house?  Welcome to the euphoric "can't believe this is about to be our home" stage where six-leaf clovers and lottery wins are possible.  It's perfect for us.  Nothing can possibly go wrong, right?

House Hunting - Courtesy of your Warner Robins Realtor | Robins AFB RealtorBut wait...negotiation problems, issues with the home inspection, and appraisal anxiety quickly turn your future love nest into a room spinning, stomach churning, nausea induced train ride...destination unknown.

Finally, issues resolved.  Woot, woot, this baby will soon be ours.  Did we ask for the fridge?  Will Suzie Condo come with all her fixtures?  Sure hope the seller leaves Johnny Craftsman's gutters.

Huh?  Wrong letterhead, missing documents...underwriting has hit a snag; closing delayed!  No worries, our agent is like the Oak Tree in the front yard...strong, firmly planted, and able to withstand banking/lawyer storms...she'll save the day!

Sold - Courtesy of your Warner Robins Realtor | Robins AFB RealtorSigning day.  Aren't they the cutest eaves you've ever seen?  Such strong columns! With a 2-year home warranty, this baby is healthy!  Life is good.

Unbeknownst to our intrepid homeowners, the terrible twos, adolescence, and the dreaded teenage years are just a cracked foundation away.

Looking for a professional real estate agent to lead you through the home purchase life-cycle? Call a local Realtor® today!

Comments (18)

Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Enjoyed this...and sometimes if you don't have good agent/inspector etc, you get hit with the bill that's like sending a kid to Princeton!  Thanks for the read!

Oct 19, 2010 11:02 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Anita.....and imagine how horrifying to go through delivery on your own without any assistance!!!  OMG...keep breathing....

Oct 19, 2010 11:23 PM
Nor Yeretsian
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc. - Toronto, ON
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc., Brokerage Toronto

Thanks for the inspiration Anita.

Cheers

Nor Yeretsian

Oct 20, 2010 12:16 AM
Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

What a wonderful analogy. I do wish buyers understood, though, you don't need to wait nine months to deliver.

Oct 20, 2010 12:42 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

I liked it...Great post.

Oct 20, 2010 12:50 AM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

I'm sure some would be home owners experience morning sickness during the buying process, and bringing the bill check to the closing can be as painful as the final push.

Oct 20, 2010 01:20 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Laura...My girls went to college locally (thankfully) so I avoided the Ivy League expense.  You are so right about potential expenses if the inspector doesn't catch everything. 

Barbara...I went through one without drugs which was hard enough.  Thanks for the comments.

Nor...Thanks for the post.  Much appreciated.

Oct 20, 2010 05:40 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Janice...You've got that right.  It seems like that long with many buyers these days.

Thanks Joshua.

Very clever analogy Steve and so very true!

 

Oct 20, 2010 05:42 AM
Carol Lee
Dilbeck Real Estate - Oak Park, CA
Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes

Anita- that is pretty funny!  i always say my clients are like my kids, neither listen to me, even though I know i am right!

Oct 20, 2010 05:46 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Carol...Oh yeah, and they know everything there is to know...until they need you.  ;-) 

Oct 20, 2010 08:39 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Great analogy and I suggest it for a feature!  

Oct 20, 2010 10:45 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Thanks Georgina...for both commenting and suggesting the post.

Oct 20, 2010 11:52 AM
Kaera Mims
Liz Moore & Associates - Fort Monroe, VA
Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co.

I think this is a great analogy since no one would expect to have a baby on their own right, lol? I also like it since I will be having a baby in January so I can relate :-)! 

Oct 20, 2010 05:16 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

That's awesome Kaera...your first baby?

Oct 20, 2010 11:41 PM
Charita Cadenhead
eXp Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

a.k.a.:  The growing pains from contract to close.

Oct 21, 2010 01:51 AM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Charita...Nicely done. 

Oct 21, 2010 09:55 AM
Cara Lam
Proficio Bank - Tampa, FL

You have totally enlighten me.... Too funny and how true it is... Thanks for sharing...

Oct 22, 2010 03:30 PM
Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Thanks Cara...appreciate the comments.

Oct 23, 2010 12:24 AM