It's quite normal to be cautious when shopping for a home. After all, houses are such huge investments that buying the wrong one might be disastrous. You want to be sure about the choice you're about to make. That means finding your dream home that just screams “perfect” in every possible way.
But how can you know you've found your dream home?
While some people rely on their gut feelings and get lucky, it's not always that straightforward, especially for new homeowners. You probably need more convincing. In most cases, the story is always a bit more subtle.
Here are the 5 simple ways to know you found your dream home:
You Envision Your Furniture Arrangement
How would you feel when you walked into your next potential home and instantly envisioned your furniture everywhere? Think about it! You walk into the living room window and see the perfect spot to put your Christmas tree. Or see your bed against the master bedroom wall.
You know it's your next home when you immediately feel hooked to all the rooms and see how perfectly your furniture fits into all the spaces. What more could you ask for?
It Checks All the Important Boxes
While no home will always check all the boxes for your dream home, some check all the most important boxes in your want list. It has the exact number of rooms and spaces you need.
Sure, it might not have a garage. But then you realize that a garage might not be that important. You could build one if you want one in the future. The sudden urge to be flexible and allow some boxes in your checklist to go unticked is usually a sign you're in the right place.
You Brag About It
Buying and selling homes present unique opportunities you can exploit, especially when you know you've found your dream home.
You've taken a tour of your dream house, texted your parents, and called all your friends about it. You can't wait to brag about it to everyone.
This is your dream house, and you cannot wait to take the In House Offer. Undoubtedly buying a house can be challenging if you don't have the right experience. You may even miss your chance at getting your dream home.
You know you've found the one if you feel the same way and want to make the purchase as soon as possible. You can tell by all the excitement.
You Stop Looking at Other Homes
Suddenly, all the other homes you've seen appeal to you. And you no longer have the urge to continue shopping around. But you decide to continue looking around anyway. However, you cannot stop comparing every new property with the one you just visited. None of the new homes measure up to that one.
All other homes pale in comparison to this particular one. There's nothing more to say.
You Already Want to Go Back
You know that feeling when you get into your car to continue with your home search, have this urge to go back inside the house. You've already planned your next visit before even leaving the driveway. If this is you, it's probably best to get your papers in order and start discussing offers with your agent.
Most of the time, it's good to trust your instincts when everything points to that new home. But you know you found the right one when it ticks everything else in this list. In such instances, acting quickly is critical. Or someone else might just beat you to it.