HGTV is my MTV and “House-Hunters” is one of my favorite “music videos!”
HGTV has been airing “House-Hunters” over and over and over again. The scenarios with each couple are also repetitive. On each episode, there are two people buying a home for the first time. They have THREE categories to seriously consider…
In the “House Hunter” episodes and throughout my career, I’ve watched buyers struggle with these three categories. They eventually learn that of the three categories, ONE will have to be compromised (usually). The tougher part about this situation (when there are two home buyers involved) is that each person will have two different categories as their preference. For example, “Buyer A” will stand firm with Price and Lot/Location while “Buyer B” sticks to Price and Floorplan/Condition. It’s very obvious that someone is going to have to give in. The question is who and how long will it take?
How can buyers move forward when they are on two different pages? Consider this…
“CONGRATULATIONS! We have two winners!”
There is more to house-hunting than buyers realize. It’s an emotional experience and it can be stressful. If you are stuck on a “dead-end-road,” determine your favorite categories and find the common denominator. What can you both give up that will give you a fair compromise in the end?
“I’m a San Antonio REALTOR® coaching first-time Texas home buyers and sellers. If I’m not house-hunting or consulting, I’m looking for house-to-home ideas.” ~Agent Val, Your Trusted Real Estate Adviser
METRO REALTY | Val J Aranda, REALTOR®
4007 McCullough Ave, Suite #473
San Antonio, TX 78212 | Call/Text Val: 210-378-5987