Do you find yourself searching and browsing for that perfect home, but only find yourself more overwhelmed and frustrated? Don’t you wish your dream house will appear right on your screen or in front of you at just a snap of your fingers? Unfortunately, this is not possible. The question is how many houses does a person need to see before he or she finds that “perfect” one?

Finding a home is never easy! It takes effort and sometimes “luck” in order to come across the one that is truly for you.  Some find theirs in just a few showings, while others are exhausted night after nights of searching, and yet, they still can’t seem to find “the one” even after compromising a few criterion. The simple truth is that sometimes, we just have to realize that there might not be that perfect house waiting for you, but you can certainly make a nearly perfect house into YOUR perfect home.  So how can we do that?

Let’s start with finding a house …

This is similar to an employee seeking a position. That person needs to know where he’s starting from and where he wants to be.  He will need to evaluate positions using a set of criterion, such as:

Current & future …..

  • Job descriptions
  • Work Schedule
  • Location of the position
  • How his values and missions align with the company’s

After these important details have been carefully evaluated, there are still other factors that need to be considered.  For example, the values of the company, the company size, its reputation, compensation, and as well as the possibility of promotion.

To avoid being frustrated in finding your nearly perfect house, you should also do a similar kind of evaluation.  It is crucial that you identify what is important to you; the must-haves and the must-not-haves for your next house.  You will definitely have a better idea of what is truly important to you as you go through a few property tours.  Here are just some ideas for you to start making your list:

  • Size or type of the house – number of bedrooms and bathrooms, square footage, and etc.
  • Features and structures – number of stories, basement, attic; bricks, frames, and etc.
  • Location of the house – where the house is located;  city, near the city, or far from the city; public transportation, and what kind of neighborhood.
  • Price – price of the house, including the insurance and the property taxes

Just like in job hunting, after having the general and important ideas, the next thing is to come up with a list of the details. For example, determine if a family room, garage, fireplace, and etc. are important to you.

To prevent yourself from getting lost in a sea of properties online, you can find a comprehensive list here that can help you to make the whole buying process easier and more enjoyable.