Trending now in many cities throughout the United States is low inventory and indecisive buyers for pre-existing homes. If you want to move, you can do it if you have an open mind and take the time to do some critical thinking before saying no. They say, you only have one chance to make a great first impression. I say, is that true?
Good curb appeal will draw you in to take a closer look. But if upon closer examination, it is not as nice as what you saw in photos, what can you do to make it more appealing on a regular basis? Critical analysis: curb appeal isn't permanent. Depending on the season, weather conditions, regular or seasonal maintenance curb appeal changes. Is it fair to make harsh judgment and place blame on owners when the weather changes the landscaping?
FIRST IMPRESSION AFTER ENTERING THE FRONT DOOR
Beautiful furniture and decor are alluring but walls, windows, ceilings, and floors stay. If this was the only home available in your price range, can you make it your own style with little effort knowing that the furniture and decor will be gone but the rest remains for you to use your own imagination?
Functionality, age, cost to replace or improve may or may not be an issue. If it's cosmetic can you live what's there now or will the flexibility most lenders give you to skip the first monthly mortgage after closing make a difference in what you can have now versus waiting for however long it takes to find a better home?
A reasonable mind would be rational and understand that a home is an investment often paying large dividends into the future and everything doesn't have to be done immediately nor is it perfect right from the start. Value is in the eye of the beholder and making a home your own leads to pride of ownership. Is the waiting game worth it or could you sleep better now? If you don't have a Real Estate Agent and you need more information or guidance, and you are wasting time going from Open House to Open House, give me a call!