Real Estate and Romance

Natural BeautyI could easily write this post about my beautiful, talented and brilliant wife, but that should be saved for Valentine’s day.  The Romance of Real Estate today is about homes.  Finding, choosing, growing together and creating memories. 

I have a simple rule for my buyers; a home is too expensive of an investment of both money and life to settle. I often will ask, “do you love it?”  Beside costing hundreds of thousands of dollars the average owner will be in their home 7 to 10 years or more.  Many will celebrate major milestones, marriages, births, first time events, celebrations and memories which will forever be tied to that home. 

LoveSometimes love happens at first site.  You know it when you walk in the door, the feeling of familiarity, comfort and warmth.  You can imagine your life unfolding within these walls and you just need to make it yours.

Sometimes, one party to the purchase feels that way, but the other is okay, but not in “love”.  There are two possibilities here, love grows or never appears.  For a buyer to move forward there has to be at least one in love and the other with a willingness to let love grow.  I often say it takes two yeses but only one no when there are 2 buyers involved. 

I recently had some buyers where we had found several great homes, written strong offers but were out bid.  That is heartbreaking, especially when they both felt strongly about the homes.  When we finally got under contract, one was in love but the other was just okay.  Heartbreak is difficult to overcome and it’s natural to hold back on the emotions when this happens a time or two. After being under contract Heartbreakand doing the inspection, the home was found to be in great shape and he felt free to relax and get excited about the home and he let me know he was more than okay, he was in love too.

Finding love can be tough.  The perfect home we start out envisioning, may not appear (at least within a reasonable budget) but finding love with a solid, reliable and enjoyable home is still possible. Whether it’s love at first site or love that grows, allow the possibility for love when finding your next home and you’ll make the type of investment you can live with for years to come.


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Dan Tabit       206-310-8629    425-868-SOLD(7653)

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Comment balloon 8 commentsDan Tabit • April 21 2016 12:03PM


Good evening Dan Tabit ,  Your blog sure rings true to many of my past clients.  Have a nice weekend.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 4 years ago

Well it was certainly love at first sight when I found our current home. As soon as I walked in the door I knew!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 4 years ago

I love it when my clients find the home they love.  A happy client is the best client!

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) almost 4 years ago

Dan, this is so true, buyers do need to love their home.  I ask the same question!  

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 4 years ago

Dan Tabit so true, buyers must love the house, many do know immediately that this is the one. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) almost 4 years ago

It love seeing the signs that this is the house for them. It shows in their eyes.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 4 years ago

Everyone loves love. Finding it in a home together is a work of art...

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

People really should follow up with the homes to make it all the more comfortable!

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) almost 4 years ago

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