Yes, you read correctly, Home Inspection and Adopting a Baby in Middlesex County, NJ. While these two may not seem to go together, they do...especially for me. This morning my wife, Andrea, and I went to court to complete our International Re-Adoption. Maya is now officially our daughter, our son Elan's sister, and an American citizen. This afternoon, I inspected a house in Middlesex County, NJ as well. Hence, the title of this blog.
Looking at these two further, there are a number of correlations. Adopting a child is a daunting (and expensive) process that requires professional help. So too is buying a home. People rely on real estate agents, lawyers, loan officers, Home Inspectors, and more to guide them.
Emotions run high when adopting a child and buying a home. Most buyers are especially nervous during a Home Inspection. I try to break the tension in fun ways. By doing this, my clients are more relaxed and able to understand the current conditions in the house and how to address them.
What is more American than owning your own home? My daughter has begun her American journey just as first time buyers do. It is both a nervous and tremendously rewarding process. Every time I work with a first time buyer, I get to share in that joy. Once a month, the Judge in Middlesex County spends the day doing the same. He said the smile never leaves his face, and I believe him.
Perhaps the most obvious correllation is family. We all want to keep our children safe and happy. My biggest concern when inspecting a house is my clients' safety. No item is too small when it comes to people's safety. A missing switch plate cover costs less than a dollar and takes less than a minute to install, but is very dangerous, especially to children.
As you can see, Home Inspections and Adoptions go together. Today is a day I will never forget, and neither will my client. Want to be a part of the American Dream? Contact me now and I'll treat you like family.