Why Home Buying Is Like Dating 

    February is a month that we all tend to think about love, finding it, nurturing it, and sometimes losing it. This is very important to us as real estate agents, because our job is to act like matchmakers to find our clients a home that they love, wading through eligible options to find the perfect fit. From courting to making a long-term commitment, neither buying a home nor falling is love comes without effort, but we decided to dive a little deeper to see how else buying a home and falling in love compare. Which is harder? You be the judge!

    There’s something desperately missing in your life. You decide to do something about it now, and so you sign up for one of a slew of websites that aim to help yearning hearts like yours find a match. You flip through profiles late at night, and certain phrases or well-lit photos make your heart skip a beat. And when you think you may have found “The One,” you figure it’s time to make an assessment in person.

    Dating? Or house hunting?

    It could be either.

    1. Hope Springs Eternal: Whether buying a house or looking for love, you have to have faith. But according to Realtor.com, people are more optimistic when it comes to finding love.

    2. It’s in the numbers: What does it take to find “the one”?

    3. The internet rules the world, and whether you are looking for love or looking for a house, the internet can play a huge role in the process.

    4. First impressions matter. You’ve heard us talking about decluttering and cleaning and landscaping, and that’s because in dating and in home sales, first impressions can make or break a meeting.

    The reality is, of course, just like any relationship the one you have with your house takes time to grow and develop, but if you really work at understanding what you want and what you need and take the time to look at several options, you will find a pretty good fit. Maybe even one that will improve with time. Turns out, finding is home IS pretty similar to finding love.

    Source: Why Home Buying Is (or Isn’t) Like Dating | realtor.com®

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    Kyle Barber

    Kyle is passionate writer, independant thinker, and digital savvy lady with a deep love of marketing and all the challenges it presents.

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