Thursday, April 28, 2016
5 Thoughts I've Had While Looking For A House
We're PCSing. Or moving, for you non-military folks. We've been searching for a house and it can be stressful. Our realtor has been awesome though and has been doing Facetime walk throughs so we can see before we get there. My mother has also met up with him to give her opinion. We've seen a number of homes at this point and I've had the following thoughts as we've seen them.
1. Uh. Maybe bring your dog with you.
There were times when our realtor couldn't show us the backyard due to dogs. Buyers WANT to see the backyard. So take Fido away from the home.
2. What were you thinking going with that color?
Some people decide on odd paint schemes. I know it's personal preference, but one house we saw was painted a rather horrendous yellow. I had to wonder who decided on that? Did someone really like the color yellow? Did they want their house to go with the street name (Daffodil Way) and if so, why didn't they go with a nicer yellow?
3. If your flooring looks whack, most people won't like the house.
Or maybe we're just picky. But there were bubbles in the flooring of some homes and we don't have the patience to fix it. Plus the price point was high. You'd think if you had bubble floors, you'd lower the price some.
4. Crammed closets aren't welcoming.
I get that when people put their houses on the market that they are in the process of moving. But man, take all the clutter out. If the realtor opens a door and it looks like things will topple over, it frightens the buyers. Trust me, I have A LOT of stuff, but I don't want to see a lot of stuff when I'm looking for a home to buy.
5. The hell? Why is the toilet in the kitchen?
There was one house where the bathroom door was right in the kitchen area. So I guess if you had bad Mexican food, you could rush in there. Personally I don't want to hear people pooing while I'm cooking.
We hope we find a home we like soon, so there will be more posts about that in the future.
Did you find buying a home stressful? Did you also curse a lot and find yourself turning to chocolate and booze?