If you didn't know, I am a firm believer in core values! What is great about core values is that they can be incorporated into all aspects of your life - personal, relationships, family, & career. While I have added and subtracted core values over the years, these three have always remained at the top -
I strive to incorporate at least one of the above core values into my every day life because when I am living into my core values, I am being true to who I am. My core values help me when I need to make tough decisions, and help me determine my thoughts and actions.
How are core values related to real estate!?
At the end of the day if you are buying or selling a house, there are certain items that are non-negotiable, and on top of that, you have to make tough decisions. Take a look at some of the core value examples below and how they relate to the buying and selling process!
Values For Buyers
+Family (certain neighborhood, location, extra space
+Entertaining (open floor plan, outdoor space)
+Nature (in the mountains, near the hiking trails)
+Peace/Tranquility (acreage, near a stream, large yard)
+Environment (green home, eco-friendly, solar power)
Values for Sellers
As a seller you know that if you can get your home at a certain price you will have financial freedom to take your family on that dream vacation, further your kids education by supporting them through college, or maybe travel the world with your best friend.
Discover Your Core Values!
Start with a word bank, then select the top 10 words that stand out to you. Once you have those written down, narrow your list down to your top 3-5 core values, then define them using your own words. Write your core values down, put them in your phone, and remind yourself of them often.
Begin to notice areas of your life where you can incorporate your core values more! If you value connection, schedule a coffee date with an old friend!
If you are faced with a tough decision, such as buying or selling a home, which home to put an offer in on, what offer to take, remind yourself of your values and see how your decision making process might become easier!