So, you think you’re ready to find your next home? If you think that you’ll find exactly what you are looking for, think again.
The best advice I can provide a Buyer when searching for their next home, is this: Develop a strategy that prioritizes what you MUST HAVE, NEED and WISH of what you want in your next home.
1) MUST HAVE: Identify your must have’s, such as # of bedrooms, bathrooms, location (i.e.: We need 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, within a 10 mile radius from place of work.
2) NEEDS: Identify your needs, such as updated kitchen, attached garage, square footage, master bedroom with private ensuite, walk-in closets.
3) WISH LIST: Identify your wish list (“if the world was perfect, I would love to have this”), such as granite countertops, 3 car garages, finished basement, open floor concept, hardwood floors, energy efficiency, designer closets
It is important to understand how the Must Have’s, Needs, and Wish Lists works when searching for your next home. Identifying this upfront will make house hunting and decision making, much easier and fun. Knowing what you are looking for, will also help eliminate the possibility of buyer’s remorse.