I recently read that 28% of young people now turn down their parents’ money for a wedding and use it for a deposit on their first home instead. Smart I thought and it made me aware of two realities:
1) Owning your own home takes diligent saving and tough but savvy decisions.
2) Buying a home is right up there with a wedding in our priorities.
While number 1 is a harsh reality it is not a huge leap on from our parents and grandparents day…a house is expensive and if you want one you generally have to work hard.
But number 2 got me thinking. If that dreamed of first home is as important to most people as a wedding then this is also why it is so important to instruct a trustworthy, honest, effective and exceptional agent to help you with that purchase much like you choose a special venue, glorious outfit, delicious meal and the best beverages you can afford! Would you arrange your entire wedding online without seeing the dress or suit, meeting the Vicar or Registrar, tasting the food, visiting the staff at the venue? I don’t think so.
Whether you decide to spend £500 on your wedding in a pretty tent in a nearby field or you book the Grove and have fireworks at 11pm – not many would leave it all to an internet database search and zero ‘person to person’ contact. So don’t make the same mistake when buying or selling a home.
I should know, we organised our wedding for 90 guests in 3 weeks! Dress, Suit, Venue, Registrar, String quartet, food, booze, DJ, marquee…It wasn’t shotgun honest! But it was pretty intense and in no way could I have left that to an online service despite the obvious time pressures. People need to be met, your needs discussed, your plans understood and your best interests put first.
That is why we know an Estate Agency cannot operate as an online business and why we believe in our personally devised business model for Trend & Thomas.
We know we need a base and in our case a prominent Town Centre shop/office, we need to be available to meet with you at convenient times for you – early until late and often 7 days a week for us, we need to visit & understand the home you are selling or the home you wish to buy and we need to ensure the behind the scenes processes and procedures are carried out in the most effective and advantageous way for you.
Impossible to achieve if we’ve not met you and you are simply a series of data on a website. A bit like the Registrar mistaking your ex for your fiancé because she or he has never actually met you both, Joy Division’s ‘Love will Tear us Apart’ being played during your first dance because the DJ on a whim thought it would be funny, or the photographer capturing tipsy Aunt Gloria’s dress stuck in her knickers for his Twitter followers because he doesn’t really care about you as people.
Selling or Buying a new home are as important as your Wedding Day so don’t leave it to an online search, use a recognised full service Estate Agent like Trend & Thomas to ensure you get the most from the experience financially, emotionally, much like a marriage made in heaven!
We can’t help you with a wedding sorry but if you are considering buying or selling a home soon, which part of the process worries you the most? Please let us know so we can make sure we cover that in our services too.