Q: How many houses should I look at before I make my decision on which one to buy?
A: It’s so funny how many of my buyers have asked me this question. You guys! There’s no magic number! But sometimes … there IS a magical feeling. In my opinion, the best decisions are made with your gut, or “intuition”. However, this should only be trusted AFTER the logical issues, (like can you afford the house), have already been addressed. This is another reason to get a pre-approval first, so your loan officer can help you get the logical questions out of the way. THEN you let your FEELINGS guide you. I NEVER , EVER, EVER, want my buyers to “settle”. I want them to be EXCITED to come home! I’ve had buyers who bought the first house I showed them, and buyers who had to look at 20+ houses before they found “THE ONE”. And unfortunately, I’ve also had a couple of buyers who got “the feeling” and didn’t act on it in time and lost the house to another buyer. Those were horrible experiences. I hated seeing my clients having so much regret. It’s so crazy how a house can make us feel emotions… but I’m glad they do, because it’s the best indicator that it’s “THE ONE” for you.