Realty Executives Atwater/Merced/Gilroy & Lake County

Diane Perez

Lic # 02008770 (209) 658-2777

Diane Perez

Lic # 02008770



The home-buying decision is almost as complicated and serious as the decision to marry for many people. Moving is one of the most stressful changes in a person’s life. When it comes to the home-buying decision, Springfield real estate agents make it easier by outlining a few of the considerations that matter most. According to an article by the New York Times, most people make an emotional decision. A real estate agent helps balance your emotions with a logical analysis. Even if the numbers add up, it’s still important to fall in love with a home. Experts say most people know whether they love a home within 10 seconds of walking into the home. But just as love-at-first sight doesn’t always work out over the long-term, a mysterious attraction to a Springfield home doesn’t guarantee happiness.

Imagining your furniture

When you walk into a home for sale in Springfield, it’s easy to feel distracted by the seller’s beautiful furniture. Instead of simply imagining your furniture, pull out a measuring tape. Take a few measurements to find out whether you would need to buy new furniture. Try to ignore the seller’s furniture unless it’s sold as part of the home deal.

Surveying the space

Privacy is an important factor when buying a home. Survey whether the layout of the home meets your family’s needs. Get a feel for whether the home is private or gives you a sense of tranquility. Listen for road or traffic noises as well as the sounds of the neighbors. If you hear a loud washer and dryer or dishwasher in the home, consider changing it out.

Taking a walk in the neighborhood

Another important factor in the home-buying process is the neighborhood. Take some time to walk around the neighborhood and talk to neighbors about whether they like living in the Springfield community. Some people time their work commute when they find a specific Springfield neighborhood that they love.


Other issues include getting your personal finances in order so you can afford to buy a home. Talk to a lender and lock in at a decent interest rate. At Realty Executives by Realty Choice, our Springfield real estate agents help buyers find a great home. For help on the house hunting search, please contact us today.

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