Look beyond the Negatives when Home Shopping

By: Philip Hollett

Look beyond the Negatives when Home Shopping

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Imagine you view three properties for sale. Each one has at least one desirable feature and is generally the kind of home you’re seeking. However, each property also has something that nags at you.

When you get home, guess what you’re most likely to remember about those properties? Will you remember the desirable features and the “right fit” characteristics?

Unfortunately, no. Chances are, what you’ll recall are the negatives.

According to neuroscientists, our brains are hard-wired to remember and be influenced by negatives more than positives. When it comes to shopping for a home, that phenomenon can rob you of some good opportunities.

A simple way around this is to write down what you like about a home you’re viewing. You can do this on your smartphone. By jotting down what you like about a property, you’re letting your notes remember for you instead of you relying on your memory. That will ultimately help you make the right decision about whether or not to make an offer.

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