“You had me at hello!” says a lovestruck Renee Zellweger in the famous line from Jerry Maguire. This feeling of falling instantly in love – when you know you know – can be just as true for houses as it is for people. It’s not uncommon for buyers, when seeing a house for first time, to have an immediate and overwhelming sense that this is the home for them.
And no wonder there are such strong feelings involved. Buying a house comes with much more emotional weight than any other investment we make. A home is a sanctuary from the outside world, somewhere to feel safe, bring up a family and maybe even an investment that might give you a decent chunk of money one day.