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How Buying a Home (Especially a First Home) is like Buying a Coffee!


Seriously, this is so similar I nearly spilled my morning coffee just thinking about it. 


It goes like this: 


Once Upon a Time…


You and your friend were having coffee and she was telling you all about the great coffee she had – the big cup, two kinds of flavours, extra hot with fluffy whip on top. It even had sprinkles! Deflated, you look down at your own coffee – a real cup of coffee. Black, hot, not in a fancy cup, and wait! – totally not as big as your friends either. But, you remind yourself – it’s just the way you like it… isn’t it?! You look down at your coffee again, it’s looking rather boring now. 


She said her’s was so good. Maybe I should look at something bigger and better too? Should I?


You decide to take a look at the menu. Oh wow! Why didn’t you look at this before? So many choices, so many sizes,  so many toppings, so EXPENSIVE! (now sugar plums are dancing in your head!) 


Hmmm. You look at your wallet: 3 bucks. 

Well… you do have apple pay, and debit, and credit… 

But you also have those bills to pay and those other payments…


You look again at the menu – it looks so good though! 


But, then you think – well, I really don’t need THAT much coffee. And I don’t even like dairy in my coffee. And sprinkles? Really?! No, that’s not for me. You take a sip of your coffee and sigh. I really do like this coffee. 


You take another sip and laugh. What was I thinking? I don’t need a fancy drink just because someone else has one. 

I love my black coffee just the way it is. Although maybe next time, I could use one a bit larger. After all, I am really only looking for a coffee I LOVE – I could just use a bit MORE of it.



Sound familiar? House shopping – before you make a plan? Before you make a budget? Before you even know what’s working and what’s not working in your current home? 


Take the time to plan your move, plan your search. Take time to work your plan.

The best thing is you DON’T have to do it by yourself. That’s what a good REALTOR© is for… helping you find the home according to your needs and budget. And that is exactly what I will help you do!



1. Have a Budget - Know Your Numbers

2. Have a Plan {Write things Down} 

3. Get a good REALTOR©  


If you are thinking of buying or selling call me and let’s talk….


Donna Hunter

Helping you move, Confidently!


P.S.  Enjoy Your Coffee… Just the way YOU like it!! 


Looking for a good REALTOR®? Looking for more ideas on making smart decisions when selling or buying a home? Call Donna Hunter at The Barrie Home Hunter Team today.  


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