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How to know when you’ve found the right house

By Andrew Bell

If you're shopping for a new home – whether you've done it before or, particularly, if you're a first-timer – you know it's not always easy to find a property that's for sale, is in your price range, and that you think is absolutely perfect.

So after a little while, you find yourself asking how you know that such a house is the right one for you? It's not always a hard and fast feeling, but if a listing checks certain boxes for you right away, it's probably a good sign that you're looking at a property you should bid on.

A good first impression

First and foremost, whether you're looking at pictures online or checking it out in person, if you immediately like the look and feel of the property, it's at least something you should explore more deeply. While not every property that initially excites you is the right one, that "wow" factor can't be ignored, either.

In some cases, your chosen real estate professional will note that certain aspects of a given property may be a risk or something that needs to be changed, and if you can live with those ideas – and you're willing to put in the work yourself – that's another good sign that you're on the right track.

Other considerations

Of course, there's more to finding the right house than just looks – it will need to bring at least most of your various "must-haves" to the table as well. If you're looking for amenities like a finished basement, two-car garage, sun room, big backyard and the like, you shouldn't be willing to compromise on too many of those issues, or you might end up with a bit of buyer's remorse. Instead, you should balance what you're willing to let slide with what you absolutely need.

It's also a good idea to always have at least one or two backup properties in mind. Just because you fall in love with every aspect of a home doesn't mean your bid will be accepted, and you might end up both disappointed and without other options you liked.

With all this in mind, the real estate professionals at Ray White Surfer's Paradise can help you find that dream home and walk you through every step of the sales process. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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