Reasons Why Buying or Selling a Home Can Be Like Online Dating

Dawn Fabiszak, a Realtor from Colorado wrote this hilarious post comparing buying & selling real estate with online dating.  There are some very striking comparisons!  I hope you get a chuckle as I did.  

Via Dawn A Fabiszak, CRS, GRI, SFR, CNE Servicing Arapahoe County over 18 yrs (Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado):

** Buying or Selling a Home Can Be Just Like Online Dating **

I have to give credit to one of my clients for giving me the idea of InterNet datingwriting this post.  I was showing houses to her over the weekend and she told me that she felt as though selling her house makes her feel like she is engaging in online dating.  I laughed at her comment, but really gave some thought to it.  She was right and I decided to find the humorous side to this analogy and write a post.  I am sure I am only hitting the tip of the iceberg about this.

* The seller/you are disappointed that no one showed your house/asked you for a date.

* The buyer/date didn’t ask for a second showing/date.

* The other listings/online daters weren’t quite telling the truth about themselves.

* The house/you always has to be in showing condition because you never know when you are going to meet that perfect buyer/partner.

* If your house/you has no street appeal/are not attractive, the buyer/dater may just pass you by based on looks alone.

* If there are not any interior/additional photos, the buyer/dater will most likely check out the next listing instead.

* Pride of ownership/maintaining your figure will help you attract a buyer/partner.

* It seems like you have to lower your price/standards to get an offer/date.

* A buyer with a bankruptcy is like a date who lives in Mom’s basement.

* There are only a few desirable buyers/daters out there wanting a long term relationship.

* You think your house/you is worth more/classier than your house/you actually is/are.

* The homeowner done fix-up/bad plastic surgery may hinder the house sale/your appearance.

* The photos used on the Internet were over enhanced.

* Sometimes you find out that your house/date is in a flood zone/an emotional disaster when it’s too late.

* When you are finally ready to make an offer/ask someone out, you find out that the home just sold/ they’re married.

* Both qualified buyers and daters with minimal baggage are hard to come by.

* Both the house and your date’s plumbing may not be functioning properly.

* Getting to know an open house buyer is like speed dating.

* Sometimes size really does matter.

* The description of the house/dater looks way better on the Internet than in person.

* The lights might not always be on.

* Writing an offer or contract can feel like a prenuptial agreement.

* You’re always hoping a friend or neighbor will refer a buyer/introduce someone to you.

* You wonder if all the carpets in the house are matching colors.

* You always worry about the inspection/that first time.

* After you fall in love with the house/your date, you find out that there are multiple offers/they are a player.

* It’s all about location, location, location; whether it’s that perfect subdivision or where you are searching for that someone special.


I hope you have enjoyed my sense of humor!  Have a great day and an even better year!


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