This is an excellent post and read by Mike Cooper. As real estate salespeople we are asked this EVERY DAY multiple times per day by people who see a home they LOVE but are afraid to go home and tell their friends and family they only looked at 1 or a few.
I tell them first...who is going to be paying the bills and living there? You have to go with your heart, your gut and with your partner. If all of that is saying this is the house then you need to listen. As Mike states in his article below we have ALL seen people lose homes that they absolutely LOVED because they felt the need to "just look at a few more" JUST IN CASE. Remember, if you love that home, someone else will love it too!
And in the market we are in now houses are flying into new buyer's hands. If you would like to discuss finding your dream home give me a call.
You can't buy the first house you look at, can you?
You can't buy the first house you look at, can you? I hear that question a couple times a year. As a matter of fact, my Friday closing was a first-time buying couple who bought the first house they looked at. OK, that's not completely true. I forced them to look at one more on the same street, but they still bought the one the decided on before we met up for the first time.
I bring this up because there are no rules about which house you buy and when. If the first house you look at is the house that lights your fire, buy it. If you feel like you must look at a dozen to know the first one is the right one, that's fine, but be aware that it may not be there when you go back. That also happened this week.
Can you buy the first house you look at?
A super sweet couple wanted to look at a few houses. We could only get one on the schedule for that evening, and they fell in love with it. It was perfect for them and it was nearly perfect in every way. We stayed in the house for two hours. Thank goodness there were no showings after us.
They were pretty convinced that they had found the right home, but that nagging question kept coming back to their minds, "You can't buy the first house you look at, can you?" That spurred them to set up a few more showings of other homes a couple days later, and guess what? The house they fell in love with was also a house that someone else fell in love with, but that buyer didn't hesitate. He bought it.
My advice is this, if the first house you look at meets all of your criteria: size, condition, location, amenities, price and style, then buy it. Don't let some other buyer steal your dream home because of some mystical suspicion that you should have looked at more.
If the first house doesn't meet your criteria, keep shopping, but don't be afraid to make an offer on a house because it's number 1 rather than number 15. If it's right, it's right. You can't buy the first house you look at, can you? Yes you can. I've had it happen three times this year alone and all three families are thrilled with their purchase.
This post was originally posted at www.winchestervarealestaste.com: You can't buy the first house you look at, can you? #mikecoopersellshomes, #cornerstonehomesales, #winchesterhomesales, #yourlocalrealestatesalespros.
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