Are you a real estate Introvert or Extrovert?
When interviewing buyers about their needs and desires for a new home, it is subtly important to understand personal social preferences as it relates to real estate.
A real estate introvert will lean towards a nice neighborhood, whether the homes are close together or spaced by acreage, but they will be less enthralled with the suggestion that the neighbors all hang out together and host weekly block parties. They just like to come home and relax…quietly. Undisturbed.
The following are indications of an Introvert:
- Your garage door going down is the last thing you want to see at the end of the day.
- You relax in your ‘comfort’ clothes that you would rather not be known for.
- You don’t always answer the door when there is a random knock.
- Your door is ALWAYS locked. And dead bolted. Most blinds are closed.
- You bought the property with an eye for placing trees to block the view of neighbors.
The real estate Extrovert on the other hand, will first express interest in the current neighbors and is usually coming from and looking forward to a neighborhood that is full of connectivity and social opportunity.
The following are indications of an Extrovert:
- You linger at the end of the driveway, looking for motion in neighboring houses.
- You can’t wait to meet the new neighbors. Even before move in day.
- Your ‘Door is Always Open’ and you mean it.
- You are the instigator for social activities. Bunko anyone? Happy Hour at my place?
- You are thrilled to see lots of people walking in the area.
There is nothing wrong with either choice, unless you land in the wrong neighborhood. It’s just worth the extra look-see to know that you will be comfortable in your new happy place.
So tell me what you need. I’m listening to you.