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.
** 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 writing 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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