Over the past 3 years, I have learned a lot about patience, determination, and consistency while navigating the world of real estate. While looking for a home, it is important to be patient and not rush a decision when searching for your first, second, or dream home. There is the perfect property for every buyer and by being patient, you will be able to find it. Patience is the hardest trait to consistently exhibit over a period of time and will make the biggest difference. Determination is key to finding the right home for your needs because you may need to see multiple homes over a period of time. Touring 11 homes to find the right one, is time-consuming and will test your desire and will. By remaining determined to find the right home, you will spend the time necessary to evaluate the things that matter, and you will not settle. Last but not least, consistency will be the trait that pulls everything together and helps you close on the home that fits your needs best. Consistently looking for the same must-have items in every home you visit is not easy, but it will help you compare multiple homes you like to make the right decision. Finding the right home that fits your needs will take time, but remaining patient, determined, and consistent will ensure you end up in the right home. Listed below are a few tips that I have personally used to find the right properties for my needs.
Patience: Do the math and exam the deal to make sure the home you purchase works for your personal needs. If it does not add up, you must walk away and wait for the next opportunity.
Determination: Never give up and continue to focus on the end goal — “Finding your home”
Consistency: Compare apples to apples (aka must-haves to must-haves) to ensure you do not settle on a property that does not cover your needs, wants, and desires at the right price point.