Think Twice of Your "Must-Haves" When Searching For A Home

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When you begin the search you're filled with the hope and belief that the perfect home is out there somewhere, just waiting for you to find it.

That could be true – but it probably isn't. 

Searching for a home that you believe is perfect in every way can leave you frustrated, frazzled, and tired from spending days or weeks on the hunt.

So stop and think twice. 

Choose the most vital "must-haves" and focus on them. And think about the fact that you CAN make changes after the house is yours.

For instance, if you must have a fence for your dogs or for your children's safety, find out what it costs to have one built and adjust your housing budget to accommodate that expense. That new fence could be up within days of closing.

The same goes for things like granite counter-tops or stainless steel appliances. If the floor plan is good and you love the location – you can remodel the kitchen to suit your own tastes.

The one thing you can't change after the purchase is location.

Even if you love the house you may grow to hate it if you're spending two hours on the road every morning and evening.

So focus your energies on finding a nearly perfectSanta Rosa, CA home in an absolutely perfect location.


When you're ready, I'll be glad to help you search for "perfect" - and glad to point out ways that "nearly perfect" can be transformed into the Santa Rosa, CA home of your dreams.


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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Hi Romy,

I agree.... We can find a home that meets all the requirements but if it is too far from doctor's office, etc. better keep looking but in the right location. Last minuet jitters often win out if it is not where they need to be.

Mar 10, 2014 10:11 AM #1
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Romy, this is good advice.  Sometimes, people look for all of their must haves and pass up some really great properties. 

Mar 10, 2014 10:19 AM #2
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