Depending on how specific your needs are, house hunting can become a long and stressful process. After months of searching and seeing as many houses as your real estate agent can come up with, how do you know that you’ve found the right house at last?
It’s tentative love at first sight.
After all you’ve been through, you may not fall head-over-heels in love at the first sight of those plantation shutters that you adore or the winding driveway you’ve been thinking about for years. With that said, one of the first signs that you may have found the right house for you is a sense of hopefulness before you even step out of your car. That house’s curb appeal is speaking to you in a way that makes you think that this could be the one.
When you walk in and stand in the rooms, they just feel right.
Call it a gut feeling or buyer’s intuition; this is a subtle emotion. You just feel at home in a way that you haven’t in any of the other houses you’ve toured.
You don’t see flaws; you see opportunities.
The master bathroom may only have one sink right now, but you know it’s big enough to accommodate two sinks and you’re up for the task. The kitchen counter might need some love, but that’s an easy enough fix and you’ll get to add in the marble countertops you’ve always wanted. If the house isn’t right for you, all of these things will seem like a hassle instead of something to look forward to.
In every room you enter, you start imagining how you would arrange your furniture.
You’re already envisioning the layout and thinking about how your furniture would complement the space of this new home. You can see how you would move things around to entertain family members during the holidays and you’re figuring out the best place to display your favorite piece of art.
The house covers all of your basic needs.
It might not have the garage you wanted, but it fits your room, bathroom, and space requirements. You recognize that anything on your wishlist that the house doesn’t have is either not that important or can be added later.
You don’t want to look at any other homes.
It isn’t because you’re burned out on house hunting–you know what you want.
You’re looking forward to entertaining guests here. You want to share this home with your friends and family, and you can’t wait to start planning.
It fits your future.
Do you know you want kids? This house has plenty of room and is close to great schools. Looking to expand your business soon? The house has the space for an expansive home office.
If you’re still on the hunt for your perfect home, contact our Seabrook Island Real Estate office. We would love to help you find the home that is right for you and your family!