💘You feel a genuine rush or high when you think of them.
💘You can't get them out of your head
💘You experience sleeplessness and loss of appetite
💘You are more open to new ideas and activities
💘You start planning for the future.
Does this sound like you while you're house hunting?
Cupid can strike the moment you walk into a home too. But buying the first house you look at is like marrying the first person you go on a date with - not always a smart decision.
A few years ago I found out that neighbours of mine had gone to see an open house. I knew they were starting to house hunt.
They fell head over heels in love with this house. Yet they had seen it the one time.
They had contacted the listing agent and discussions about an offer were underway.
𝗪𝗼𝗮𝗵!!!! 𝗦𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗗𝗢𝗪𝗡!!!
I insisted that we go back again for another viewing, so I could see the house for myself.
They were hesitant but they humoured me.
On a second visit, they noticed how much they disliked the flooring on the main floor. The floor was damaged and they would have to spend money to fix it.
The location of the house wasn’t ideal either.
PLUS there were other things about the home that they hadn’t noticed.
They also hadn’t given much thought to the fact that the house was in a different catchment area. The kids would have to change schools.
Their thought process about this new house was 100% emotional.
They were not thinking rationally. The love drug had taken over.
We ended up finding a much nicer house in the same neighbourhood they were living in.
The moral of the story - love at first sight when it comes to houses is very dangerous.
👉🏻Date your potential house.
👉🏻Look at it a few times, at different times of the day.
👉🏻Speak to the neighbours.
👉🏻Get a really good sense of the area.
👉🏻Why are the owners selling?
👉🏻What are the neighbours like?
Think with your heart AND with your head.