How many of you have went and looked for the perfect house and found it? Everything you wanted in a house down to color scheme was available in the perfect house, which you found. Lawn was well manicured, nothing needed replacing or changed, floors had just been shampooed, fresh coat of paint (in your favorite color), and inspections went without a hitch. AHHHHH the joys of buying a home, huh?
As most home buyers are chuckling by now, I, as a Realtor, need to inform first time home buyers that you will never find the perfect home. I’m sorry if I just busted your bubble, but I have to be honest-perfect homes do not exist. I know, you probably hate me by now, but I’m just being legit. Even if you were to find the perfect plot of land to build your dream home on, it will never be perfect; in fact, building your own home can be the complete opposite of perfect, pending upon how and who is building your house.
I’ll keep this short- my point is that when you’re purchasing a home, both sides will have to give and take. You’ll never find the perfect home, but you will find something similar which can be transformed into your perfect home. Understand, that you might have to let go of the idea of a wrap around porch or attached garage in order to buy a house in your price range but you can always add your touches to it in the future.
When I sell a house to clients, I obviously enjoy their excitement, but what I really love is to go back and visit them a year or so afterward. I love to walk into their home, that wasn’t perfect when they bought it, and feel and see the perfecting touches they have added. I love to hear their quarrels about the outlet that won’t work, I love to smell the aroma of their everyday life, I love to see stained football jersey’s scattered across the floor, I love to run my hand across the scratch on the wall caused by the couch being moved in, and I love to just set back and see how I have assisted in helping that family fulfill their dreams. After all, a perfect home has nothing to do with porches or paint- it has everything to do with the family growing within.