If you don’t want to spin your wheels while looking for the perfect home, then you need to nail down exactly what kind of property you’re looking for. To do so, the first step you must take is to identify your wants and needs. And, yes: There is a difference. 

Knowing the difference between your wants and your needs will keep you grounded in reality, allowing you to limit your search to properties that fit your day-to-day lifestyle, rather than properties that might fulfill some of your less-than-practical wishes. Don’t get me wrong: It’s great to dream big. However, overextending your budget for a home that doesn’t suit your needs right now is never a good move.

“Knowing the difference between your wants and your needs will keep you grounded in reality.”

Think of it this way: You might want a home that has a walk-out balcony or a backyard swimming pool, but you shouldn’t put these desires over the things you actually need. So, before you begin your home search, write down a list of all the qualities your future home needs to have and another list of all the qualities you would like for it to have. This will help guide you toward the best possible fit. 

If you’re ready to create your wants and needs list and would like my help to do so, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. And, as always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, I’d be happy to assist you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.