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…

1. Price
2. Floorplan/Condition
3. Lot/Location

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…


“NOT FAIR!” Scenario #1

“NOT FAIR!”  Scenario #2

“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?


Texas law requires all real estate license holders to provide the Information About Brokerage Services to all prospective clients. TREC’s Consumer Protection Notice.


Published by AgentVal

Val's architectural studies, military background, and love for teaching became the pathway to her real estate career. From day one, she realized that the grand world of real estate was more than just closing deals, that it was about building relationships, building trust, and building opportunities for everyone to become a homeowner. Since 1998, Val has dedicated herself to coaching home buyers, home sellers, and home investors with integrity, honesty, experience, and resourcefulness. Whether buying or selling a small tract of land or a luxury estate, Val believes every client deserves eXtraordinary first-class service.

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