You make a list of houses to see, hoping one home will check off most of those boxes. Your agent brings you to the first home, you walk in and it just feels right. Does it check off every box? Maybe not. But you feel like this house could be your new home. You ask yourself and your agent, “Should I jump on it or wait and see all the other houses in my price range as well?”
For the record, without a doubt you must see more than one house before you decide on buying a home.
In fact, seeing several other houses is imperative. Buying a house is often the largest purchase you will make in your lifetime, so it’s crucial to shop around and see all the options.
But the other side of this scenario is that sometimes you must trust your gut to win a house that you truly love. In fact, your gut and the feeling you have for a house is often going to be the deciding factor, and the best guide.
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While being clear on what features you are looking for is important, it sometimes doesn’t anticipate qualities of a house that you may find are invaluable to you once you experience them in a home.
I recently sold a home to a family who ended up buying the first house they saw. We did go out and see other properties, but none felt quite as right as that one.
Of course, it’s always beneficial and important to see other options that top your list. But there will be that one where you walk in and feel happy, feel at ease, feel at home. This is where you may need to trust your gut and go with what feels right.