Buy a home...find a husband!

By
Real Estate Agent with Smart Green Realty

What is up with this scenario? Assured, together single woman decides to buy her own home. She doesn't need to wait for her prince! Then the prince turns up! Why is that? I just ran into a client from 7 years ago. She told me she met her now- husband at a dinner party the week before closing! I got a happy Christmas call from another. Two years for her, but again, first the house, then the fiance. Is this just me, or is this a phenomena?

Comments (5)

Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Zeta.. I've never heard of this until now.  I've sold homes to single women, but have never gotten a call or email saying they are now engaged/married.

May 10, 2011 01:45 AM
Gay E. Rosen
Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty - Larchmont, NY
As Real as Real Estate Gets!

Hey Zeta -  whatever works!  I met my husband through a blind-date... I was Number 6 on a lsit given to him by someone who fixed people up as a hobby. My last name was Huzzey and he thought I would be wearing black leather and carry a whip and so left me to last.. Ha!  (I no longer use the whip)

May 10, 2011 01:55 AM
Don MacLean
New England Real Estate Center Inc. - Easton, MA
Realtor-Homes for Sale- Easton, Mass 02356

It just goes to show you, if things were all meant to be done in a certain order we would all be the same.

Now they both can get the dog lol

Enjoy the day

May 10, 2011 01:56 AM
Carol Faaland-Kronmaier
Weichert, Realtors; Hillsborough - Hillsborough, NJ
PhD, e-PRO, Manville, Hillsborough, Somerset NJ

Zeta, It is true that you can't plna out all of the events in your life. I never really thought about this in this way. I have sold properties to several single buyers before so it is true. Carol

May 10, 2011 02:14 AM
zeta cross
Smart Green Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Getting Greener Makes Your home worth more!

After the first few times I noticed it, Valerie, I started telling my single women clients that it was a phenomena that I seen. They remembered my comment and let me know if it wound up happening to them. If you ask your former single women buyers, maybe you'll find a correlation too? I certainly don't think people need to be married to be happy. I am a happy, confirmed single myself! But I have seen this so frequently that I asked a psychologist about it: She said it makes sense because home buyers are naturally self-confident and financially responsible--attractive qualities for a potential partner. And isn't Home Depot or Lowe's are better place to meet a potential mate than a bar or the mall?

May 10, 2011 02:33 AM