We Asked The Broker, “and believe it or not, only 40% of people buy in the neighborhood they initially inquired about!”
This is just one reason why working with a local expert like a REALTOR with Active Adults Realty is so important. You start your search on the Internet, looking for a great place to retire in Delaware, but you really don’t know Delaware at all. Can pictures lie? When you’re dreaming and fantasizing about how great life will be when you retire and can do anything you want, it all looks so enticing. The photographer and the marketing folks have done their jobs!
Wow look at that Clubhouse!
The first community that catches your attention might be the one with all the bells and whistles. An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a well equipped fitness center, tennis and pickle ball courts, and more; all the things you would expect in an active adult community. But then you might notice that it is not in the location you would prefer or there is no floor plan that is a good fit for your lifestyle.
Can I get closer to the beach?
Next you might find a great looking community that is only 10 minutes from the beach and the ad says “from the high $300s”. OK, this is more like it you’re thinking until you discover that the Base Model price is $399,990, and that is with Oak cabinets in the kitchen and carpet and vinyl on the floors.
How far is the airport?
Now you’re wondering how long a drive will it be to an airport or a train station or for a visit back to see the Grandkids. About this time frustration can set in and you begin to understand that this search of yours is a little more challenging than you expected.
This is often when I will get a call and it starts something like this –
I’ve been searching all over the Internet and we’ve driven all over Delaware on more than one trip and we are thoroughly confused at this point. Can you help us?”
“Relax, I tell them, you have come to the right place. By the way, did you know that only 40% of people actually buy in the community they first inquired about? We have something for everyone, so let’s start at the beginning. Tell me a little about yourselves.”
Are you considering moving to Delaware?