The other day I was listening to a conversation among some women at yoga class. They were discussing new mattresses and a couple of them were advising the woman who wanted to buy a new mattress to spend a lot of time testing them out. Stretch out in the store and stay there longer. If you have a partner, make sure that person is there as well.
This struck me because I had been thinking earlier about the people that bought my house. They got the building inspection report but they only actually got to see the house once. I don't know how long they spent looking at it, but they were gone when we went back home after two hours. That doesn't seem like a lot of time spent for such a major purchase.
I mean we test drive cars. We test out mattresses. We try on clothes and walk around in new shoes before we buy. At least we used to before online shopping.
I saw the condo I am buying and I went back and was there for the building inspection. I still wish I had taken a tape measure to check out some of my plans for furniture placement. I am sure there will be surprises, but I do feel as though I have a good idea of what the place will be like.
I hope the new owner here will feel the same way.