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Getting over "the One"

Blog by Diane Cardoso | January 24th, 2011

If you see a potential property as “the One” don’t make the mistake and overpay.  Here are a few tips to help you avoid falling prey to thoughts of “the One:”

  • Before you begin viewing properties, prepare a checklist of all the features you consider your ‘must-haves.’ Bring your list with you to every property that you view and measure how each home stacks up. This will help to keep your decisions ‘needs-based.’
  • For your home previews, bring along your Realtor, impartial friend or family member or anyone who can provide an objective assessment of the property, to help you see the property as it really is.
  • For any property you are seriously considering buying, go back and view it at different times of the day or days of the week, getting to know what rush hour looks like or how the area changes at night.
  • Hire a professional home inspector. 

For more tips on how to avoid “the One,” give Diane Cardoso, RE/MAX Westcoast a call today, 604-218-1412 or reach her through www.DianeCardoso.com