Amanda Davidson Realtor

How Many Homes Should You See before Making an Offer?

Kingstowne VA home- Live the lifestyle youve always wanted when you buy a home for sale in Kingstowne VA.

Are you in search of your dream home?


House hunting can be an exciting experience. You get to tour different houses for sale in Kingstowne VA.


But how many should you see before making an offer especially considering a house is a huge investment?


The answer is there's no magic number!


It depends on your personal circumstances and what you're looking for.


If you're interested in just one neighborhood and you're focused in on that neighborhood alone, you're probably going to see fewer homes than someone who's focused on maybe multiple neighborhoods or maybe even multiple cities.


I also tell my clients that buying a home is an emotional experience. People make the decision to purchase based on their feelings. Research even shows that our emotions drive us more than we think when it’s time to make a home purchase.


The truth is people generally don’t select a house; they fall in love with it. You will know when you find the right home. There is a gut feeling and a connection when you find the right home. Trust your judgment.


You really don't have to think too much about how many homes you’ve seen. It really just depends on individual circumstances and it shouldn't come down to a number.


The right number of properties to view will be different for each person.  


For some, finding the right home comes quickly while for others, it can take much longer.


Let me share with you tips on how to streamline your house hunting process.


1. Identify your priorities


Before looking at any Kingstowne VA homes for sale, sit down and write out everything you want in a home. Differentiate between what you need and what you want in your new home.


Identify your lifestyle. Where do you work? What do you do for fun? Where do your friends live? Is the neighborhood you’re looking at ideal for that?


Homes for sale in Kingstowne VA- Amanda Davidson is the real estate agent you should look for when buying a property in Kingstowne VA.


2. Determine what you can afford


Nothing spoils house hunting more than discovering a home is beyond your budget after you've fallen in love with it. Before you start looking for your potential home, calculate how much you can afford. You may use an online mortgage calculator or consult with a mortgage specialist to create your budget.


3. Work with the right agent


Looking for your next home can be a confusing and exhausting experience if you don’t have the right agent. That’s why I’m here to assist you!


As an experienced real estate agent, I can help you narrow your focus and your expectations right from the get-go. As your agent, I will listen to your needs and direct you to the homes in the neighborhoods you are interested in that fit your criteria and your budget. I will not waste your time by showing you homes that are out of your price range, or that don't have the features you want.


Buying a home is a great learning experience. With the right help and support from an experienced real estate agent, it can also be a rewarding journey.


Call me, Amanda Davidson, at 703-431-3755. Let’s find your next home together!



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Growing Up In The Country

Growing Up In The Country
I’ve been telling myself I need to get comfortable with sharing more about my personal life on social media. Blogging about it is like dipping my foot in the pool without diving in head first. I can talk about real estate all day long but, opening up about my personal life is something I’ve found more difficult.


I thought I’d write about my childhood because I think it plays a big role in who I am today. I grew up in Lucketts, a small town outside of Leesburg. It’s still a small town but, in those days it was super small. We didn’t have neighbors with the exception of a house we share a quarter mile driveway with but, everyone knew each other and we were known as the country kids. From what I hear it’s sought after now but when I was growing up that wasn’t the case. The “city” kids always thought we lived so far away and until we could drive the Lucketts kids stuck to hanging out with each other. My parents had a small farm with 10 acres and I quickly adopted my Mom’s love for horses. Riding was my passion, I tried playing a couple sports in Elementary School but, quickly knew that I wanted to pursue riding.

My parents supported that and my Mom spent hours and hours teaching me how to properly care for the horses we had. Riding was the reward but, there was a lot of responsibility that went with it. I knew that if I didn’t put the work in I wouldn’t be allowed to ride. Good grades came first and I made sure to always make sure my report cards were solid. Next was caring for the animals, horses are a lot of work! I would get up early and help her with the barn before I went to school and always come straight home to ride my horse and do some more work in the barn. Being on a small farm there was always grass to mow, a garden to tend too, a pool to clean, 10 acres takes constant care. I can remember I dreaded picking blueberries but, it was a requirement!

My Mom and I started showing together and I was allowed to miss school so that we could travel to shows – again as long as my grades were good. Having the privilege to ride and show horses is something that has stuck with me. It was a ton of work, and it wasn't just working on my part. It was my parents too – my Dad would hold down the fort when we would go on the road to show. He’d not only run his business but, still, take care of the animals at home while we were gone. My Mom was constantly teaching me how to care for the horses and giving me lessons to improve my riding skills. Not to mention the financial aspect that they both juggled, to this day I’m not sure how they made it all work but, they did. Some of my fondest memories are growing up with horses. It kept me close to my family and out of other trouble. It wasn’t until I went off to college that I couldn’t ride consistently anymore. I had a full-time schedule with classes and also worked full time leaving no time to ride. I hope to one day be able to afford to have horses of my own.

I may live in the city now but, I am and always will be a country girl. My parents taught me that with hard work anything is possible and I’m very proud of where I grew up and how they raised me.