When You Can’t Agree on a North County Home

Are you and your partner searching for a North County San Diego home this fall? While spring and summer are often considered the busiest seasons for real estate, here in North County you’ll find plenty of homes to choose from well into the fall. With so many possibilities to consider, what happens if you and your partner don’t agree on which home to buy? This is a common problem that can be worked through, so don’t worry. Our team has devised some strategies that you can use when you and your partner have come to an impasse on which North County home to call your own.

Make separate wish lists

One of the most important things you can do when looking for the perfect North County home is to get clear about what you want. And if you and your partner don’t always agree, then make separate wish lists. Each of you should write down what you must have in a home. This could include the number of bedrooms, the neighborhood, or even the size of the backyard. Write down at least 10 items. When you’ve finished, compare your lists. Look for the items that match, and begin your search with those parameters in mind.

Practice detachment

We understand that it’s hard to take emotion out of the equation when searching for a home to buy. After all, some of your most cherished memories will be made in this new house. But you also need to remember that it’s one of the biggest financial decisions you will make. It’s important that you keep a level head and treat the purchase as a business transaction. Don’t be tempted to buy a home you can’t reasonably afford. There’s nothing worse than discovering that you can’t quite make your mortgage payments.

Take a breather

Unless you have a strict timeline you have to keep, it’s okay to take a breather from your home search. If you and your partner have been looking for several weeks and still can’t come to a consensus, don’t be afraid to take a little time off. Remember – your relationship is ultimately more important than the house. Commit to taking two weeks off. Don’t talk about anything house-related. Get out and have some fun! Hopefully, it will remind you why you are excited about your new home purchase. After you’ve taken some time off, you can come back to your home search refreshed and with a new perspective.

Let the Clark & Gilman Team help

Finally, one of the best ways to find common ground with your partner is to enlist the help of a professional real estate agent from the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team. We’ll ask all the right questions and use our expert knowledge of the local market to help you and your partner find the home that best suits both of your needs. Contact us today at 760-758-1211 or [email protected] to get started! We’re ready to sit down with you personally to discuss all your real estate needs.

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