As a parent, I hear 'I need this!' all the time. Marketing on the TV has also done an excellent job reminding the consumer we 'need' everything RIGHT NOW as well. How doe 'need' apply in real estate? Does it at all? Of course it does.
But lets first remember the difference between NEED and WANT.
Its a usually a costly difference too. (AKA what price of house can I afford?)
I don't 'need' the remote controlled electric fireplace (but TOTALLY want it).
I NEED a bathroom. I want an 3 stall garage...but somehow managed to survive without one for 8 years.
How many 'things' are on your WANTS list? On your NEEDS list?
Are they ranked in priority?
Okay, now you are ready to put it to the test: what is the difference in the cost of your 'needs' and 'wants'?
Its okay, if you still need help, a great real estate agent can help you determine the difference between a valuable feature and personal touch (Davis, 2015).
Google even helped me find a house hunt checklist!
If you want help refining your wants and needs list, give us a call. 563.933.6009 (office) or 563.663.3599 (mobile).
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!