The "Red Shoes" Experience for Homebuyers

Wednesday December 28, 2011

Women will relate to this. Say, you need a new pair of red shoes. You go to the mall. At the first shoe store, you find a fabulous pair of red shoes. You try them on. They fit perfectly. They are glamorous. Priced right, too. Do you buy them? Of course not! You go to every other store in the mall trying on red shoes until you are ready to drop from exhaustion. Then you return to the first store and buy those red shoes. Do not shop for a home this way. When you find the perfect home, buy it.

The best decisions, with no regrets, come when we think logically and listen to our gut. If a home has all the things on your “needs” list, is in the right location, and just feels right when you walk through it….then there is no need to keep looking. Your brain will go on overload, you’ll start second-guessing yourself, and all this frustration will ruin the excitement and experience of buying your new home.

The average motivated homebuyer usually can make their decision in two days. That’s right, two days! Why? Because homebuyers today start their search online and have already eliminated most communities and homes before ever setting out to look in person. So, if you have done your research online, then you can easily find that new home by visiting only the places you know you’d like to live. Keep in mind, there is never the perfect home, so knowing what is important to you and what you didn’t like in your old home will help you know when the right home is right there in front of you.

Follow this advice, and you’ll be very satisfied and content with your new home…not to mention you’ll suffer little or no stress during the process. Happy New Year and Happy Home Buying! We look forward to seeing you in one of our great new home communities located up and down the popular I-95 corridor from Savannah to Brunswick!

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