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I’m just starting my home search as a first time home buyer and overwhelmed by the process. How do I organize my home search?
What you are feeling is very common in first time home buyers. There is a lot to buying a home and selecting the right professionals to coach you through the process is #1. Here are some questions to get you started and organize your search.
- How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
- Do you want a new home or would you prefer an older one?
- Are there special features you must have?
- Is the school district a factor for you?
- Do you want to be close to a shopping center?
- Is commuting to work a concern? If so, how far are you willing to drive?
- What style of home do you like?
- Do you want a fireplace, pool, yard, etc.?
Keep in mind it is rare that will you find EVERYTHING you want in a home. I like to use the 80/10/10 rule. You love 80% of the home, 10% you can change and 10% you can live with. When you find the right home you will know it! J
Troop Real Estate, Inc
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:
"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur."
~ Vince Lombardi
WINNING ISN'T EVERYTHING!
Good old Vince Lombardi - always a great source for motivating words! Success on the football field was the result of the spirit he had and developed within himself, not the other way around! Sometimes we have a tendency to put the cart before the horse, thinking that we become better people through achieving success. What an egocentric and near-sighted notion! We really achieve success by becoming better people!
Achieving your goals is like finally arriving at your destination after a long journey. How many times have you heard that it's not the destination that's so important - it's the steps that you take along the path? It's not so much what you do, but how you do it. Regardless of success or failure, it's your efforts that are remembered and define who you are.
Even the most menial jobs and tasks can be elevated simply by caring enough about doing them well. You can learn to respect any job when it is performed by someone who respects himself. Again, it is not the "events that occur" so much as it is the "will to excel" that impresses us. We shouldn't worry so much about getting a better job so much as simply doing our job better!
It's also that "will to win" that drives us to keep trying, even when we do not achieve our goals. As long as you have that drive and ambition, you WILL succeed! As a matter of fact, you've already succeeded right there. Big or small, you have dreams, you have goals, and you have the spirit and confidence to carry you. Along the way, chances are that you'll also inspire others with the will to succeed. That's what gains the respect of your colleagues. It's not what rung of the ladder you're on, it's that you simply have the will to climb.
Successes can be fleeting, but the will to succeed is timeless. What will you be remembered for?