In real estate, the person who knows your situation best is you.

When you ask people about real estate, you’re bound to hear a wide variety of conflicting opinions and advice. I speak to 40 people or more each day—buyers, sellers, lenders, lawyers, builders, etc.—and they all have different things to say. 

So, who should you listen to? 

In my opinion, nobody. Let me explain why by using a parable. There were two people who were visually impaired; a person told one that grass is blue and the other that grass is red. A week later, the person came across them fighting each other over the color of grass. 

 “When it comes to real estate, it’s often best to trust your own feelings and perceptions. ”

A year or so later, the two visually impaired people got their sight back. They both could finally see that the grass is green, but they still fought each other over the perception that grass is either red or blue.

Who is influencing who? Are you being influenced by neighbors, what you read, or what you listen to? Everyone has different thoughts and opinions, so it can be hard to know when others have your best interests in mind. When it comes to real estate, it’s often best to trust your own feelings and perceptions. 

In today’s market, though, there are a few things that can’t be swayed by opinions or ideas. The facts are that inflation is going up and interest rates are beginning to rise, and this knowledge may change how you decide to approach the market. 

If you’re looking for any help with your buying and selling needs in London, Ontario, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.