Finding “The One”
“If you’re looking for a high-rise condo, we won’t show you a house in the suburbs.”
–Radio ad, “It’s Just Lunch” dating service
For years, my clients have heard me compare house-hunting to dating.
Example: if you are still ambivalent about a home after viewing it three (or more) times . . . perhaps it’s just not “the one.”
So, I guess it was just a matter of time before matchmaking services compared their role to Realtors’.
Weighing a Fixer-Upper
Later in the ad excerpted above, the female narrator goes on to warn about being seduced by “curb appeal,” being wary of homes with “bad foundations,” and “looking for a home in the right neighborhood.”
That is, minus the inference about steering, which is illegal for Realtors to do.
Which just leaves me wondering: what’s the dating equivalent of a foreclosure?