“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it” – Salvador Dali
Unfortunately, there’s no perfect anything – no perfect home, business, relationship, or even a burger. As a Buyer, it can be difficult to let the thought of ‘finding the perfect home’ go. It’s part of the fabric of buying a home. It’s important to find what you want & need in a home without sabotaging yourself. With some of the below questions along with one of our experienced REALTOR’s, you can put your true home requirements in order…
- I know what I want! “No, really I do – but I can’t find it – there has to be something that I’m missing, I just need to look harder!” Time-Out! Sit down with a REALTOR who can help you realize the difference between a ‘need’ and a ‘want’. Too narrow of a search and you will miss on what could be a great option – but too broad of an approach will exhaust you with the process. While a list of what you’re looking for is important, don’t set it in stone and try to keep an open mind.
- Want’s & Needs Change – sometimes before you can blink an eye, amazing things happen– “Oh my gosh honey, we’re having triplets!” It’s important to recognize that needs change – families grow, get smaller, multiple generations are now sharing the same space. We haven’t found the magic eight ball that will tell you when all these changes will be. A forever home is a nice idea – but it’s just ‘an idea’ – you need to make sure to remain realistic about your lists & be flexible on some things when it’s called for.
- Reality Television IS NOT REALITY! HGTV is easy to get caught up in – “If they can do it, why can’t I – it will just be a couple of small quick changes, with a reasonable budget – Right?” Wrong! Entertainment has been crafted – it follows a script, has no surprises, and always stays on budget – not to mention it gets wrapped up in an hour with the prefect results. Chances of this happening in real life are about 1 in 10 Million.
- The idea of buying a home is one thing – finding the right one, writing a contract, negotiating a contract, going through the inspections, amendments & getting through the closing – is a whole other ball game. You may not be finding the right (‘perfect’) home because you may not be ready to buy yet. Remind yourself why you want to buy and evaluate if it’s the ‘right step’, ‘right now’ and if it is –we’re here to help you find ‘the right one’.
Let us help you put the process in perspective – sometimes that means a reminder to not ‘miss the forest for the trees’. You can check out the Reel Keeper Realty’s experienced REALTOR’s here – let us help you find the ‘right home’ – not perfect – but the ‘right one’ for you and your family’s needs.
You can also contact us at 904.414.4000 or Info@ReelKeeper.com.
To find how Buying your next home or Selling your current home can also help a charity close to your heart – check out the Reel Keeper Realty ‘Charity of Choice’ here. To date almost $45,000 has been donated to over 50 local and national charities.