Who’s in your circle?  Who is standing on the red carpet cheering you on? 

Hollywood gets a lot of attention in the weeks leading up to the Oscars.  Who will win?  What will they wear?  Did they pull a speech from their pocket? 

As a first-time home buyer, your circle may also be watching you as you look to buy a home.  And like the red carpet paparazzi, your crowd’s voice may be shouting directions for which way to look and where to stop along your way to the big win.   

In truth, it’s hard to find a house that meets every expectation.  Grandma says the kitchen is too small.  Aunt Harriet doesn’t like the yard.  But you love the location and design! 

While it’s true you can’t make everyone happy all the time, a home is more than a kitchen or a yard.  It’s where memories are made.  It’s where your circle gathers. 

Your closest friends and family support your life.  And buying a home is a big life decision.  However, it is YOUR decision.  Listen to your circle.  Consider their input.  But be confident in YOUR decision. 

If you are happy in your home, those closest to you will be happy for you…even if you have to plant a few flowers in the yard and bake Grandma’s favorite chocolate cake in the kitchen to win them over.

Be a confident home buying superstar.  Make your own decisions, and the fans will follow.