1) You Want to Go Inside the House
I’m sure you’ve been to houses where you pull up to the curb and you don’t even want to step foot inside. If you get there and something about the house is automatically appealing to you, then that’s a great start. That’s curb appeal talking!
2) It meets all your needs
Having a home that meets your needs is the most important thing to look for. The dynamics might not hit every bullet point on your preferred list, but it meets the basic requirements.
Does the house have the number of rooms and space you need? Does it have that two-car garage that’s necessary? Is it within your budget so that you don’t need to eat Kraft Dinner for every meal for the next 25 years? If the answer is yes to all of your needs, then it’s a good one to take a hard look at.
3) It also meets a lot of all of your wants!
So the house has met all of your needs – and then you start looking at your list of wants and realize that it ticks a lot of those boxes too. It might not be fully renovated, but it does have a nice open concept kitchen and lots of cupboards.
Being flexible about which issues are deal-killers is a good quality to develop. If it meets all of your needs, and some of your wants as well then it is probably the right house for you.
4) You Start to Think About Furniture Arrangements
If you walk into the living room and can immediately envision your couch and table arrangements, this might be your house. If you find yourself on the balcony already thinking about enjoying your morning coffee on your outdoor patio furniture then you’re already picturing yourself living there. Take it from a realtor, if you can see yourself already living there then it’s the right house for you.
5) You Compare Every Other House to It
If all of the other homes you go to see no longer appeal to you, or you start comparing all of those homes to it then it’s the right one. The homes you’ve been previously have been knocked down in rank, and you would rather just go back to the house rather than go see new houses. If that’s the case, then this is it – I’m telling you!
6) The Whole Family Likes It
If you’re a family that’s shopping around, odds are that you all have different preferences. If the whole family likes it, then you’re probably having the thought “Oh thank goodness everyone likes it.” If that’s the case, it’s probably the house.
7) You Want to Take a Video and Show All Your Friends & Family
If the first thing you want to do is pull out your phone and record a video of the basement, all the way through the kitchen, and up to the bedrooms then you obviously like the place. If you’re already on social media showing off how much you love the place, then you’re definitely hooked.
8) The Flaws Don’t Seem to Matter
If your agent points out a flaw and says, “There is a stain in the bathtub,” and you want to snap back and defend, then you’ve already started to make it “your house”.
If you see the flaws and they don’t even matter to you, then you’re falling in love.
9) Every Thought in Your Mind Tells You to Buy That House
Except for that nagging little thought that wonders if you should sleep on it, every other thought in your head says this is the perfect house for you. You know you can’t sleep on it, because you’re worried someone else will take it. You are consumed. You can’t think about anything else apart from owning this house. Dinner? Who needs to eat? If that’s the case, then you should probably grab a pen and call your agent – just do it.
If you don’t have a realtor yet and you need someone to walk you through the real estate process or write an offer for you, then give us a call at 604-765-0376. Prefer text? 604-319-0200 or email [email protected] to start a conversation. We’re here to help!