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Buying a home for sale in Springfield Missouri? Use two sets of eyes!

If you are buying a home for sale in Springfield Missouri, make sure to use two sets of eyes! In other words, people purchase properties using both emotions and logical thinking.

Buying a home in Springfield Missouri

Let’s get emotional!

Sometimes you look at a home and immediately think, hot dog this is the one! Let me get my checkbook and let’s write an offer! Whoa there Hoss, let’s think this over. Buying a house is an emotional experience.

You love the color of the paint and the carpet, you can't get enough of the beautiful cabinetry and granite counter-tops. I'm with you! Did you see the size of that beautiful master bathroom and covered deck with hot tub?

Purchasing a new house is an exciting time in your life and it's fun too! While cosmetic items are certainly very important, don't forget to use a little rational thinking before you take the plunge.

It’s perfectly logical! Buying a home is logical

When buying a home for sale in Springfield Missouri,  we insist that buyers take a second look at the home before writing an offer, even if they think its the perfect home.

As silly as it sounds, even if this means going outside for a few minutes and then going back inside and putting on your logical "hat". Don't worry, I won't make you drive around the block first!

Looking at a house a second time you will usually notice several things that you didn't see the first time. Why did they put the laundry room there? Wow I didn't notice all the traffic noise from the highway... How old is that roof? Look how small that 3rd bedroom is... Wow the neighbor's dog sure is loud. You have to be rational about your purchase too.

Springfield MO homes for salePutting it all together!

Many shortcomings can be removed, minimized, or overcome. A great location can make up for an issue with the kitchen. Could you have some remodeling done? Sometimes negatives can affect the resale value of your property. Is it next to an unsightly property? Make sure you ask us lots of questions, we are glad to help!

Most importantly, we want you to be happy in your new home and make a wise decision. We aren't trying to burst your bubble or talk you out of buying! (It's our career to sell homes!)  We just want our clients to be as informed as possible when buying a home for sale in Springfield Missouri and make sure they go into the transaction with as much information as possible.

About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard REALTORS® in Springfield, MO and proudly serves on the board of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a full-time REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Vanguard and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®. A self-proclaimed computer geek, John is talented at developing real estate websites, videos, photography, blogs, search engine optimization and other technical skills essential to marketing and selling real estate in Springfield MO.

Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!

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Comment balloon 2 commentsBetty Knowles • December 26 2012 04:16PM


I like that idea of the second look, good points!
Posted by Lori Williams, Lake Wylie, Gastonia, SW Charlotte, Homes for Sale (Lake Wylie, Charlotte, Gastonia Homes for Sale ABR, CDPE, SFR, ASP, Lori@LoriWilliamsRealty.com) almost 6 years ago
Lori, this post was inspired by real clients. Sometimes they let emotions get the best of them and we have to step in and make sure they get the whole picture.
Posted by Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Vanguard - www.teamknowles.com) almost 6 years ago