ARTICLE COMPLIMENTS OF "MORRIS REAL ESTATE MARKETING GROUP" AND PROVIDED BY GEORGE CARROLL AS FOLLOWS:
There is probably a long list of things you need and things you
want in your next home.But putting them all on a single list would
be a mistake.
Why? Because buyers who separate what they need from what
they want are much more likely to find a home that meets all
For example, say you want a home that is close to a golf course but
you need it to be in a neighborhood that has a good local school.
If you hold out for both,you may miss some great opportunities on
the market. Or worse, you might mix up your priorities and
become so excited by a house that's a block away from a country
club (what you want) that you fail to realize that the nearest school
(what you need) is several miles away.
That's why you should create TWO lists when you shop for a home:
a needs list, and a wants list.
Your needs list might look something like:
- Four decent sized bedrooms
- A sidewalk in front of the home
- A double car garage
- A playground within walking distance
- A clean, safe neighborhood.
Your wants listmay include:
- A finished basement
- Hardwood floors
- A large deck
- Fine dining restaurants nearby
- Backing onto a ravine or wooded area.
Does all this mean you can't get the home you want, just the home
you need? Not at all! By having two separate lists, you can make
the best decision.You can make sure you find a home that meets
all your requirements and, ideally, one that offers as many of the
When shopping for anything-clothes,
CD players, even homes-it's natural to
look for a bargain.We all want to pay the
lowest price possible.
However, this attitude can get in the way
of finding, and getting, the home we
want. In fact, many people miss great
opportunities because their price
expectations are too low.
Find out what the current market price is
for the type of home you're considering.
Then set your expectations accordingly. If
you do, you'll stand a much better
chance of finding the home of
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"Bite off more than you can chew, then chew
it.Plan more than you can do, then do it."
Ella Williams, Founder, Eagir Systems
"A goal without a plan is just a wish."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"Opportunity is missed by most people
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