Are you looking for the right one? Are you having difficulties in finding the perfect one? Well, when it comes to finding the “right one” or the “perfect one”, it can be very easy for you to get discouraged. Buying into the myths out there might even be scary at times. However, whether it’s your future beau or your future dwelling, even with all the difficulties involved, finding “The One” is going to be worth all the effort.
Buying a house, like finding a partner in this fast-paced world, almost always begins with the thought of finding the perfect one. In more ways than one, dating and finding the right house are the same! Here are some ways that finding the right house can be equated to the process of finding the right person:
1. Know If They’re In Your League
When trying to find your perfect house, or your perfect person, you should always be as realistic as possible. When you’re trying to date someone, it will be a waste of your time if the person you want won’t even give you the time of the day. And in the same vein, if you’re searching for a house, there’s no point in going after a house that you can’t have.
If you really want to find the right one, go after the one that you have a serious chance to have. Go for the one that’s suitable for you. You should get the house that your wallet can handle.
2. Be Sure They’re Ready (And That You Are Too)
Getting into a relationship and buying a house are both serious, long-term commitments. If you want to date someone, make sure that you’re ready, and that they’re ready too. You can’t date someone if you (or that other person) don’t want to take things to another level. If you or that other person is not ready, then you’ll end up hurting.
And the same goes for buying a house. Once you’ve found the house you want, you need to make sure that it’s on the market. You also need to make sure that you’re ready to move on and make the commitment. Ask yourself if you’re ready to take the next big step, and if this house is “The One”.
3. Take A Closer Look
Have you ever gone out on a date with someone who you’d met online, and found out that they don’t look like their pictures? Well, at times, houses can also look better in photos than they really are in person!
Just like when you’re about to date someone, before you take a leap into getting a house, take a look at the house in person. Don’t fall for a picture, because you’re not going to live in it. Go to the actual house and take a good look around, at its every corner.
4. Don’t Fall For The First Impression
After you’ve met someone in person, you may think that he or she is every bit as awesome as their profile suggests! However, you very well know that you shouldn’t immediately jump the gun. You know that you have to take some time to get to know them well. So, slowing things down can help you to really make sure that you’re making the right decision. The same thing goes for when you’re going to buy a house.
When you’re going to buy a house, take a closer look. Do you like the rooms? Would you feel safe living in this neighbourhood? Do you see yourself cooking a meal in the kitchen? Would your family and friends enjoy eating at the dining room? Your answers to these questions will ultimately help you make your decision.
5. Trust Your Heart (Or Maybe Your Gut)
Falling in love from the moment you meet someone might be rare... but it can certainly happen! It’s possible that when you first see that person, the clock stops ticking, and your heart stops beating for a moment. This might seem superficial, but it can be true - and it’s absolutely magical when that happens.
You may experience this very same feeling when you go shopping for a new home. The house of your dreams might be just around the corner, and once you find it, you may instantly fall in love with it. And hey, if it’s right, then it’s right. Trust your gut and trust your heart.
It’s worth noting, though, that before you jump into it, you should take the necessary precautions.
6. Get A Second Opinion
When you’re in love with someone, you might be blinded and unable to see their faults. One of the best things you can do is ask others what they think of the person you’re dating; because they can see things that you might be too blind to see, at the moment. In the end, their opinion may not weigh that much, but knowing what they think might still be helpful.
The same goes for when you’re going to buy a house. You may be too blinded by the sparkly windows or the high ceilings to see the cracks or holes. At times, the house is just a troll wearing heels and a dress. However, other people may be able to spot that easily. They can quickly see through the facade, and may be able to help you avoid making the wrong decision.
7. Make It Final
When you have finally found the right person, seal the deal. You don't want to take too much time, because if you do, someone else might snatch them away from you. Pop the question and walk down the aisle.
When you have found the perfect house, make it final as soon as you can. You don't want to end up finding the right one and have it taken away by others. Talk to your real estate agent, sign the contract, and pay the down payment.
8. Stay Happy
Of course, it's essential in any relationship to stay happy, no matter what happens. Once you find the right person, even the hardest times may seem easy to bear. However, there are times when things can be difficult. This is why you should always find a way to stay happy through the storms.
You should do the same when you find the perfect house. Even if it seems perfect, there will be times that a window will crack, a tile will be out of place, or a nail will fall. At the end of the day, it's your job to find ways to fix things. You'll be happy if your perfect house is happy.
Different But The Same
Dating and real estate might be different at times, but when you look at the bigger picture, you’ll find that they’re almost exactly the same. Finding the perfect person is almost the same as finding the perfect house. You just need to take the right steps and make the right decisions to have them and enjoy them in the end.