Lifestyle is an important factor in decision-making. When we buy a pair of shoes, we check out the fit and comfort by walking in them around the store. When we get home, if we stay on the carpet, we can try them out a little longer before deciding if they’re “keepers.” If we’re buying a car, we sit in the front and back seats, check out the trunk, look under the hood, and then take it out for a test drive. We drive down side roads and on the highway. We get to spend as much time as we need to decide if it’s the car for us.
Although it’s the most expensive purchase we’re ever likely to make, we don’t get the same opportunity to try out a house before we buy it. We can only read about how many rooms it has and walk through it for an hour or so. After that, we need to decide if it’s the house of our dreams. If that sounds like a risky way to make an important decision with such a high price tag, we agree.
Keep Lifestyle in Mind
That’s why we believe it’s more important to make your home buying decision with your lifestyle in mind instead of the number of bedrooms you need or the size of garage you’d like. And it’s the basis for our innovative approach to helping home buyers make the best choice for this very important decision.
Do you have a dog or kids that need the run of a large back yard? Is it important to have nearby neighbors in a walkable neighborhood? Or do you prefer the greater privacy of a sprawling subdivision? Do you love to prepare meals while watching the family nearby? When you entertain, do you like knowing that, sooner or later, everyone will migrate to the kitchen? Do you like to have your kids’ friends over anytime because your home is the haven where they all have the most fun?
These are lifestyle factors. Knowing what lifestyle brings you the most joy is more important to buying the right house than anything you may read on the sale listing. And that’s where we excel: helping you identify your lifestyle – and your lifestyle goals – before we start your home search.
We know from experience, and the feedback we receive from many satisfied clients, that the search that leads home buyers to just the right house starts with lifestyle.