How many homes did you go and see before making an offer on one you loved?

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We looked at 200 with our realtor, so I wouldn’t feel too bad! We were looking in a competitive market, and didn’t want to overpay. I think the first offer we put in was about 30th. We put offers in on a total of 5 houses, and went into escrow on 2! The first house ended up having a million problems upon inspection, and our realtor was really good about supporting us in backing out, and when things almost fell apart during escrow for our house, and we had to increase our offer and bet our deposit for the chance to keep it, he sacrificed a part of his commission. I have no regrets, because it all worked out in the end, and we love our house.

Post # 3
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Busy bee

4.  but I knew exactly the neighborhood I wanted to be in so options were limited. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well, I live in California, so in order to find a home you “love” you either need at least $700,000 or really really low standards. We looked at 30 or 40 homes, all needing a substantial amount of work, and finally our bid was accepted on a house we didn’t even like but was in good enough shape that we could live in it while we had it fixed up.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

likewoah:  California is a huge area, there are places where you can find something lovely for way less than that. You don’t necessarily need a ton of money to have a great house in this amazing state (:

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We looked at close to 50 homes. Our first appt was 12 showings and only one stood out as a “maybe” but needed a lot of work and was already at the top of our budget.  The next ten we hated all of them, and so on and so forth.. Don’t feel bad about asking your realtor to show you more. It’s their job and homes are a LOT of money… Never settle!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Just a couple, but we lost to a cash offer. It took 4 tries to get to an offer accepted by the bank (foreclosure). We’re under contract but pending dewinterization and inspection, and I’m really hoping this is it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

hegetsme:  We looked at one on a whim a few months ago, loved it and decided to look at a few more just for “balance.” We ended up putting in an offer and then eventually losing out.  We stopped looking to get through the wedding, then started looking again.  We loved the second one we saw, saw 3 more and then put an offer on the 2nd.  Closing soon!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

hegetsme:  

We looked at 2! lol. We were just getting an idea of what was out there, not planning on buying right away. Then we found a GREAT deal so we decided to buy!

It’s a fixer upper, but it’s my and my FI first house! It’s a good thing we’re both handy people (my FI especially!) but it was all the acrage and water front that sold us.

If you’re not happy keep looking! Buying something you’re not happy with just because is silly. You’ll find something eventually! 🙂

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We probably looked at over 200 listings online, and narrowed that down to about 10. We ended up looking at seven of them, and the last one we looked at ended up being the winner. We moved in 2 months ago and I love it. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

We looked at 10 or so I believe, we narrowed it down to 2, put the offer in on one, not at all expecting to get it, and we ended up being the only offer. It was less than a month between offer date and posession date!

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