Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love at First Sight--It Hits Home Buyers Too!

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do!

Decades ago as a handsome young blue-eyed man walked through the door of a neighborhood restaurant, his eyes connected with the sparkling eyes of a young girl. In that instant, their lives changed. It was years before they married and there were many ups and downs during that time. But they are still together and in love today. I should know, as the star-struck green-eyed girl was me.

Funny thing is that when I see that tell-tale star struck look these days, it is when my buyers fall in love with a house. After showing house after house to my clients, whether they are first time buyers or moving up or downsizing, I can see it in their eyes when we have found the one!

  • It is not always the best house.

  • It is not always the most expensive.

  • The property is not always perfectly staged.

But something about the home strikes the heartstrings of the buyers…I can see it in their eyes.

I am a firm believer in houses selling themselves.

For most home buyers, a housing purchase is unlike any other investment; it is an emotional decision. My job as a buyer's representative is to provide stable, unbiased support and assistance throughout the home buying process. So while my buyers are starry-eyed looking at the warm paint colors, brilliant hardwoods and room sizes, I check out the nooks, crannies and disclosures to discover things that might be overlooked. While not an inspector, I will point out potential issues to question the sellers about (and home inspector should the buyers decide to write an offer). Sometimes flaws are hard to see with stars in our eyes.
Falling in love at first sight is a wonderful experience whether with another person or a home. It is important to take the time to get to know that object of your affection before making a commitment. As a professional REALTOR®, I can guide love struck buyers through the home buying process so that they get a good deal on their dream house. My job as a real estate agent when representing buyers is to look out for my clients’ best interests so they can remain in love with their dream home as long as the live there.
♥ Have a Wonderful Valentine's Day!♥

Copyright 2010 Teri Eckholm