Purchasing a home can be an experience filled with emotions of joy, stress, sadness, anger, anxiety, frustration and many more, but at the end of it all, what does your heart feel when you enter homes during the process? Whether you are experienced or inexperienced in home buying, a Baby Boomer or Millennial, every consumer’s desire is for their REALTOR® to extend a listening ear for their wants, likes, and needs for a place to call home.
In a recent meeting with some clients, they expressed their unhappiness with a home they purchased a year ago. They began to question some things they found missing in the process of selecting this home. They jumped to purchase, making a decision based on the market pressures, and felt like they had no choice but to settle or miss out on getting a home. After getting an acceptance on the offer, they had bad feelings about the pending transaction and what was to come. They were in too deep with a large due diligence deposit that they could not walk away from and lose.
After reflecting on that conversation, the realization is that home is from the heart. There is a feeling that comes over individuals when they enter properties that is a strong indication of a homey feeling or definitely not a place to call home. There are several things to consider when deciding to make a house your home.
Is the location one that meets your need for commuting to places you must go frequently? Is the price worth what you see and are you willing to pay that or more if it is a highly sought after property? Are there amenities offered that you desire or can you forgo the ones you want? Are features offered in the home you want or are you settling because it is in the location you want?
At the conclusion of our conversation, the revelation was that they simply wanted what made their heart feel at home. Take time to make that discovery, no matter what. Consider options temporarily to make sure your permanent home offers all that you want to be satisfied.
Remember you don’t have to settle. It is a matter of the heart. Ask questions, ride the area and look around at different times of day to get a feel for the area. In newer communities, determine if you like homes provided by that builder. Listen to the sounds in the house from room to room and how it may carry when multiple activities are going on in the house or the effect of outside noises. Check out the home owners association and what is allowed or not. When you hire your REALTOR®, express what you want. If you change your criteria after looking at homes, be sure to share that as well. The goal is for you to receive great service from professionals who are trained to assist you with the right moves.
If your agent delivers everything that makes your heart happy, please let them know what things worked best for you.
About Tiwana Adams.
Tiwana Adams is a full-time sales associate of the Fonville Morisey Realty Croasdaile office.
With over 27 years of experience as a customer service professional, Tiwana is well rounded in customer service, retail, and fulfillment. She enjoys working with buyers and sellers to educate them on the process of a move from start to finish and helping them make wise and well informed decisions.
In her spare time, she volunteers with the Durham Public Schools Reading Assistance Program, serves on the board of StudentU Durham and Riverside High Booster Club, as well as an active member of the Riverside High School PTA.
Tiwana is a member of the Durham Regional Association of REALTORS®, the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.
Fonville Morisey Realty has 11 sales offices, with over 850 associates and employees throughout the Greater Triangle region. FM offers mortgage, insurance, property management, title services, real estate education courses and relocation services through its divisions and partners. For more information about Fonville Morisey Realty, visit www.fmrealty.com.