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4 Ways Buying a Home is Like Dating

Dating your Home - NH Real EstateWhat do House Hunters and the Dating Game have in common? More than you might think. When it comes to finding your dream home and your soulmate, there are plenty of similarities. 

You Have to be Open to it

Whether you are looking for the perfect home or the perfect man, you have to believe it’s possible. According to a Marist poll, 73% of Americans believe they will find true love, while only 52% believe they will find their dream home. When it comes to homes, you have to keep an open mind. You wouldn’t turn down mr.right because he drove a beat-up car, just like you shouldn’t necessarily say no to a house that could use a little work. 

Looking Online Leads to Success

The internet has made finding a home, and “The One”, easier than ever. 92% of homebuyers look on the internet before contacting a realtor to schedule. showing. It’s a lot easier to narrow down houses you would like to see in person after you have already seen all of your options online. Similarly, those who use the web to find love say they are more likely to find a better romantic match because you can assess all of your options beforehand. 

It’s a Numbers Game

You’re more than likely going to date more than one person before you get married. Just like you’re going to look at more than one home before you buy. On average, home buyers look at an average of 10 homes before they make a purchase. A man on average dates six people before finding “The One” while women typically date five people before “The One”. 

First Impressions Matter

Whether it’s love at first sight with a person or property, the majority of American’s believe in it. 77% of homebuyers said they know immediately when they found the perfect home. According to a study, it only takes 12 minutes on a first date to determine if you’re interested in the other person and want to see them again. 

When it comes to both people and homes, neither are ever truly perfect. The most important thing is to know what you need and want; if you assess a variety of options you’re more likely to find a pretty good fit. It’s most likely going to take time and effort to find “The One”. 

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