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Finding the One: How House Hunting is Like Online Dating

While you want someone to catch your eye, you should be able to see a future with them. Here’s why dating and home hunting go hand-in-hand (aww).

Faye deGavre

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Feb 14, 2022

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4 min read

Finding the One: How House Hunting is Like Online Dating

Your first love. The one that got away. The one that needs a little bit of work. The One. While these could describe your series of relationships, they could also be used to depict your home hunting journey. The more you think about it, the more you find that dating is like finding the right property. It takes time, patience and gut instinct to whittle it down to the right partner – and property.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at how you can use your dating experience to direct your home hunting journey.

You use platforms to search

“How did you meet?” they ask. “Late-night scrolling on Boomin,” you gush. Whether you’re seriously scrolling or casually browsing when you’re bored, there is plenty to explore on the property market. When you see a property that aligns with what you’re looking for, you can save it for later or book a viewing online, 24/7 and receive instant confirmation. You also know that some listings (and people) look better in person or online, so keep an open mind for the listings that have potential.

You’re pleased when you pair with a good match

Rarely do you strike gold on the first try. So, while you have a tête-à-tête with a few potentials, you may need a helping hand to match you with something great.

Often, the key to finding a fantastic partner or property involves the help of an expert. Boomin’s MatchMaker brings buyers and homeowners together. Buyers advertise their interest in a particular road or street, and homeowners who aren’t yet on the market can gauge interest before they consider selling. Connected by a professional Estate Agent, this free service is the Casablanca you’ve been waiting for.

You know what you want, but know where to compromise

For some, they’re looking for something in particular. They want something tall, dark and handsome. But dating someone for their looks might be fun at first, but without substance, the relationship will fall apart. The same is true for a home. If it doesn’t fit your needs, however beautiful it may be, it won’t sustain your interest. All the more reason to have an idea of what you want in mind – whether that’s parking, a garden or an extra bedroom.

That said, no house is perfect, just like no partner is perfect. But if you’re strategic about what you need and where you can compromise, you can move forward in your home hunt that much sooner.

You’re not deceived by appearances

Once something catches your eye, it’s natural to do some background research. Just as you would Google their name to see if any eye-popping articles came up, you’ve got to do a background check when buying a house. Look for signs of mould and mildew, cracks in the walls and missing roof shingles. Talk to neighbours, explore the neighbourhood and learn more about the schools. If something feels off, follow that instinct.

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Faye deGavre

Content Writer