Don’t Be Pushed Into Just Any House…
Your agent should show or highlight every property available that meets your requirements. Don’t make a decision on a house until you feel that you have seen enough to pick the best one.
For some people, this means seeing 5 properties while for others, it means 20.
Just be aware that San Francisco is a competitive and active market. If you wait too long or are too picky, you may very well lose the right home for you. Often, it takes more than one offer on a house to be accepted. As one client of mine, who learned the hard way how to make decisions quickly, “It’s San Francisco. The market just won’t wait for you!”
I believe strongly in clear intention. If your financial, emotional and psychological needs are in alignment, you will achieve success quickly. My clients are often amazed by how quickly & easily it all happened for them. I’m not.
The reason they achieve their goals is because they are in alignment with them.
When someone has been looking to buy a home for months or even years, I will bet you that something else is going on. It’s not that they haven’t seen anything that would work. Maybe it’s that they think the market is always about to tank & are waiting for that unicorn (aka, secret San Francisco real estate steal)? Maybe they have champagne tastes on a beer budget. Maybe they have the money but just aren’t ready in their heads and hearts to be home owners. Procrastination is a strong beast and we do it so easily.
If you say what you mean and mean what you say, you can make it happen. Get educated about the process up-front. Know what you want and what you can afford. Look only at appropriate properties to get a true sense of what your $ buys you in San Francisco. Be ready to pull the trigger. And voila, you, too, can achieve your real estate goal.