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Agreeing on a Home | REM #57

Have you ever heard that opposites attract?

It’s often true and might be great in a relationship, but in real estate it can be a challenge!

Sometimes it’s comical.

Sometimes it’s uncomfortable!

One person may love the house while the other hates it.

One may seem like they like it, but later has remorse.

Or worse yet . . . they just argue and fight over not seeing eye to eye on any home they see.

So how do you avoid this?

Here’s the best advice I’ve received and handed out to home buyers over the years:

Each of you make a separate list – of up to 20 things you really want in your new home.

Do the list separately and force yourself to get as many things on the list that you can think of.

Then, compare your lists together & look for 5 or more things that you have in common.

Usually, this creates a healthy foundation for a conversation about deal breakers and areas of compromise among your wants and needs.



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