HOME – What Does Home Mean To You?
What does home look like to you?
That is a big question for a lot of people looking to make a home purchase. Many times people look at the criteria bedrooms, bathrooms, yard size, the functionality of the space for their family or lifestyle. Although, these are super important for our use, we all know home is much more than being functional, so what does that look like? What does that mean?
Home is where you reside, and is shaped by what you might call the magnetic property of feeling at home.
The way it aligns with everything around us. Have you ever come home from a trip and when the house you call home, for a second looked like just another house and for a split second you realize what strangers might see when they drive by. The illusion of a strangers view fades and you quickly see your house as unique and just perfectly your home. I believe it is a place we can never see through a stranger’s eyes for more than a split second because we adore our homes, and our lifestyle and it is perfectly us and we couldn’t imagine it any other way.
As a Realtor I see this all the time in Sellers and Buyers. As you might imagine, Buyers can’t envision certain homes as home, it doesn’t resonate with them, there is no magnetic pull, no magic. And yet other times, you walk in and they just know this is HOME. For instance, I hear it over and over again, buyers can’t really put the feeling into words, so instead they say, I can’t really explain it, but I just know.
Likewise, many Sellers cannot imagine any Buyer that does not see anything except the amazing wonder they see and feel everyday. The feelings it gives them they believe will translate easily to others. We are all so different and because of this, sometimes this leads to disappointment for both Buyers and Sellers.
Home is such a personal space, where you get to be you.
Where you watch your favorite teams, or tv shows, spend time with friends, and maybe raise a family or just enjoy your life. Home is the base where everything begins, where we get ready for work, plan our vacations, rest our head and prepare for what comes next. Home is a safe haven and a comfort zone. A place to live with our families and pets and enjoy. It is a place to build memories as well as a way to build future wealth. Where we can truly just be ourselves. Whether our houses are big, small, fancy or modest, they are our shelters and our sanctuaries.
It is where you share your holidays, your happiness, your sadness, your time away from work and celebrate success and take in loss.
Buying or selling a home you love is a very stressful time, because it is so personal. Many times other parties forget this and treat it like a business transaction. Buying and Selling is a fragile a experience and needs to be handled with great care and understanding.
If you’ve been thinking of buying or selling, I am here to help find the best fit for you. You will get you the most out of the process and my goal is for you have a wonderful experience. This is because I understand it is business and it is PERSONAL.
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