Don’t ask for too many opinions

It's only natural to want reassurance when you are making a big decision such as making a move or buying or selling a home. But everyone you ask can have a different opinion and too many ideas can make it harder to make a decision.

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It is, after all, YOUR decision.

You are the one who will be living with your decision and your reasons may not make sense to someone else but speak to your core. Remember that you have more nerves in your gut than in your brain… your body usually knows what is right for you before your brain does. It will tell you what is right for you if you listen.

I recently got a call from a retired couple who found a home they really liked in a retirement community between the homes of two of their children's families while they were visiting in the land of winter warmth and sunshine. When they told their children about it, they got very vocal, very negative opinions from all of them.

So they called me for another opinion… go figure! I asked if they had checked out other options or sought the expertise of a real estate professional who knows the area. No… and no. But the bottom line was, it felt good to them… it was not only a house that felt right, it came with a built-in community of people they felt good about. And community is very important to them.

I got a message about an hour later that they decided to buy it… and were coming home to get their home here ready to sell!!!

From what they told me, making the decision based on what was important to THEM was very freeing. It was what they needed to feel like a new person. They now have direction to move on to the next stage of their lives… regardless of other opinions!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – Baby Boomer Realtor

The HomesMSP Team - SharleneJohnAngela Minneapolis-St. Paul Realtors


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