Buying a house is one of the most important purchases of your life, which clearly puts a lot of pressure on choosing the right one. But with so many to look at and choose from, what are some ways to know a house is right for you so you can feel confident about a decision with so much impact? We are glad you asked, and are here to help!
We’ve put together a short 2-part guide to help expand on the practical and perceptive factors that help determine if a house is the house. If you didn’t catch Part 1 of the guide that explained some practical factors, be sure to check it out. Here are just a few of the perceptive ways to know a house is right for you.
The first of the telltale perceptive ways to know a house is right for you is simply to pay attention to how excited you feel about the house.
The excitement should start when first looking over pictures of the listing. Maybe the house’s aesthetic appeal first draws your attention. And then as you begin to look over the floorplans, features, and amenities it seems more and more perfect, and you can’t wait to take time out of your day to make an appointment to go check it out in person.
Next, pay attention to how you feel when you pull up to the house for the first time. Does the house draw you in? Do you instantly feel compelled and excited to go inside?
Many homeowners say that they knew from the first moments they stepped inside that their home was the right one. Within the first few moments of stepping into a house, you should be able to sense if it feels like a home. Do you feel an unexplainable connection to the house that you haven’t felt in others? Does it feel warm, inviting, and make you want to explore? When the tour is over, do you find yourself wanting to stay and linger a little longer?
If you experience these sensations and feel excited about the house, it might be the one!
Another one of the perceptive ways to know if a house is right for you is to observe whether you can envision your life there.
When you tour the house, are you already thinking of how you would arrange your furniture in the rooms? Do you find yourself fondly thinking about how you would re-paint the walls to match your decorative style? If you are already imagining your stuff there and redecorating it in your mind, that’s a really good sign.
You should also notice a comfortable feeling when you walk through the rooms. When touring dozens of listed houses, it might sometimes feel uncomfortable and intrusive going through someone else’s home. But when you find the right home you should feel welcome there, and many buyers often speak of feeling like the house is already theirs and meant for them.
If you’re looking for perceptive ways to know a house is right for you, examine the way you feel about the idea of the house after you visit it.
For example, what emotions do you feel at the thought of someone else buying the house before you do? Would you feel like you’re missing out? Are you already referring to it as your house, and claiming specific rooms as your room and your kids’ rooms?
If you are feeling like the house is already yours, you might also begin to feel defensive about some of the imperfections. Maybe someone keeps pointing out a stain on the wall, a tear in the carpet, or outdated kitchen cabinets. As long as you’re not being blind to a major costly issue that you might not be prepared for, the insistence on defending minor issues that can be fixed and not seeing them as a problem could mean you’re already settled into the idea of living there.
Unless you’re an incredibly intuitive and decisive person, even if you felt an instant connection to a certain house you’ll probably still be resolved to look at some others just to make sure. But one of the perceptive ways to know a house is right for you is that after visiting a specific house, you don’t feel as excited to look at others anymore. You might go through the motions and appreciate various aspects of other properties, but the visits just seem stale in comparison.
This is probably because you’ve subconsciously now made the house the standard by which you measure all others. In your mind now, no other house has such a perfect floorplan, or such nice high ceilings, or as spacious a backyard. If you find yourself comparing every other house after it to the house, there’s a good chance you’ve found the house.
Lastly, one of the most important perceptive ways to know a house is right for you is if you just can’t wait to tell your friends and family about it! Maybe you made a photo album in your phone of pictures of the house and keep pulling it up to show your coworkers and friends every chance you get and feel excited every time you get to do so. If you find yourself always wanting to tell others about the perfect house you found, that’s a good way to know that house might just be your perfect home!
Are you considering buying a new home or selling your current one? Give us a call to see how we can help! Ruth Stultz is a highly experienced realtor who understands Lake Conroe and Montgomery County better than anyone. When it comes to finding the perfect property with everything you want, Ruth knows exactly where to look. You can trust Ruth Stultz with finding your next home, or the sale of your current home.
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