My client/friend Amy and I have been house shopping for her for the past couple weeks and have seen quite a few houses in various neighborhoods around town. We have not made an offer on anything yet, but we have found a pretty good contender! It's an older home in a great location, has a fabulous yard and lots of potential to be a little dollhouse! I personally think it's a really cute property, but my opinion doesn't matter at the end of the day -- what my buyer wants and likes does!! :)
Today Amy posted about our recent house hunting adventures on her blog Southern-ish. Not only am I very flattered to even be mentioned (she even gave Home & Nom! a shoutout too... thanks!!), but I wanted to share her blog post with you, because she makes some interesting comments about the realities of house hunting. If you've never bought or sold a house before... let me tell you--it normally isn't like the shows you see on HGTV!!!!
As a Realtor, I coach my clients through the home buying and selling process. Your ultimate goal when house hunting is to find the right home that will suit your needs. Everyone has their own list of ideal "must-haves"... but unless you have an unlimited budget (because, haha... who doesn't, right?), sometimes you have to be willing to compromise on something when it comes to finding the right property. However, try to keep your trade-offs to a minimum and stick as close as possible to your "wish list"... with a little flexibility in the mix.
Okay, that's my Realtor advice for the day! I'm here if you ever have any questions about buying/selling a home. So now.... here's Amy's blog post:
This Ain't No HGTV!