Day in day out we deal with multiple people looking for their perfect home. Most of which are trying to beat the system, well, ‘a’ system. As people are researching more and more about the best way to buy a property or how to outwit the real estate agent, I find more and more people are actually missing out on the perfect properties.

Now, I understand the “it’s me against them” attitude. Though if this is how you’re buying, you should probably look at another approach. Try the “it’s all about me” approach. Work within your limits and buy with the heart and with the head. It’s hard to find a balance between the two, as the heart seems to think well beyond the limits, though if you love something then spend what you can and not a dollar more.

It’s funny, after years of buying property myself as well as helping people through the motions in the job, I have always felt that financially, the emotional purchases didn’t give me the highest returns, though you can never put a price on the lifestyle you buy into if you follow your heart.

All I’m saying is, don’t miss out on your dream home because of pride, a game or trying to outsmart yourself or the agent. Just make sure you buy responsibly and within your limits and don’t think about how much you can save rather than what you will gain with such a life changing decision.