In one of my articles about buying a home on TheBalance, you will read about the Red Shoes concept of home buying. Women know what I'm talking about. You go into a mall to buy a pair of red shoes. Oh, my gosh, you cannot believe your good luck because right there in front of you in a display case is a pair of the most beautiful red shoes you've ever seen in your life.
It fits all of your criteria. The right fabric. Perfect shade of red with a hint of blue. You love the style of the shoe. Further, the heel height is perfect for you. Most surprising of all, it is comfortable. Because you know you will wear a pair of uncomfortable shoes that pinch your toes, bind your feet and hurt every step of the way, and guess what? These don't hurt your feet. So, do you buy them?
Ha, ha, ha. No, the story goes on to suggest you will feel the need to visit every other shoe store in the mall first. When you are finally satisified at the end of the afternoon that those first pair of shoes were absolutely perfect, and you were a complete idiot to spend all of that time running from store to store when the shoes you love were right there in front of you; in fact, you say to yourself at least you know for certain now, there is no doubt left lingering in your mind that you had found the best pair of red shoes to buy when you walked into the mall. As though that somehow rationalizes your irrational actions.
Which means you hurry back to that first store. What? The shoes are sold? How could that happen? They were your shoes!
You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Story of Buying a Home in Roseville After an Open House.