Falling in love… with your Albuquerque home

by | Feb 19, 2021 | Podcast, Radio | 0 comments

Tracy Venturi:

Let’s talk about falling in love with your house, or maybe you have fallen out of love with your house. You know, we’ve been spending a lot more time home this past year and like Eddie just said, maybe we get to spend a little less time in our home, but we now know what it’s like to be home a lot.

Tego Venturi:

Well, it’s interesting because like Eddie said in the opening, there is, you know, 20, 20 redefined the meaning of home. And what does home mean? You know, it’s not just a house, it’s not just a piece of real estate, although many times in our business. And unfortunately it can get kind of mechanical like that, but it isn’t, I mean, a home has a lot behind it, right?

Tracy Venturi:

You know, it really does. And there’s a lot of satisfaction in home ownership and, and part of why it’s easy to fall in love with home ownership. Okay. So we can talk about all of the financial reasons to love being a homeowner. Right. We know it’s the single most important way people build wealth.

Tego Venturi:

Let’s see, I had to get the right side. That’s the left brain. Right? So it’s it’s yeah. It’s the left brain, right? It’s the, it’s the logical. It’s the engineer, the engineer brain. Let’s put it that way, right?

Tracy Venturi:

There’s a lot of, yeah. Solid sound reasons. Financial reasons. Why to be a homeowner. When, when we talk to people who have owned a home for a few years and they realize how much equity they’ve built wealth built into their family’s financial picture, it’s huge. But there’s other things about being a homeowner, right? So it’s the security comfort stability of being a homeowner, right? You know where you’re going to be. You don’t have that. Will the landlord decide to sell the house or will the apartment complex be raising my rent?

Tego Venturi:

Well, if I want to paint my bedroom’s purple, can I just do that?

Tracy Venturi:

The other thing is the house is uniquely yours. Like you said, if you want to paint your room purple, go find your own house to live in Tego. But you know, you still have to deal with that. The house is uniquely yours and you can decorate it, how you want. You can change it. You can remove walls, you can remodel. You can do different things in your yard and your fencing and it’s yours.

Tego Venturi:

Well, and I know so many people and will, will resonate with this is I, you know, there’s certain projects that we do around the house that are just kind of like this meditative zen kind of thing, right? Mowing the lawn, doing yard work. I know, I know people go, well, that’s work. It’s like, well, no, it didn’t. It depends what type of work you do. But sometimes just doing some physical work is, is great. And it’s therapeutic. And I like it. I know that’s, I’m doing all left. I’m left brain, your right brain

Tracy Venturi:

Sort of ironic that you would say that yesterday afternoon I was cleaning the yard from all of our dogs and it was like beautiful. It was like 64.

Tego Venturi:

Like they didn’t, they didn’t mow the lawn. Is that what you’re talking about?

Tracy Venturi:

No. I was picking up after our three dogs and something you wouldn’t know anything about. I can’t relate at all. I find it sort of cathartic. Like you said, the dogs are outside, they like that I’m outside. It was a beautiful day. It felt very rewarding for me. But anyway, and today was trash day, so it’s all gone

Tego Venturi:

And you’re already wearing a mask. So it was all good. No masks, no mask in the yard. Yeah. Got it. Yeah.

Tracy Venturi:

So so anyway, then there’s the whole wealth building thing. But the other thing that I think we haven’t talked about much Tego when it comes to being a homeowner is your sense of community, right? That you’re a part of something. You have some vested interest in knowing your neighbors. And when you go to the park meeting people, when you’re out on walks, it’s, it’s your community, you’re paying attention. You’re more security aware for your neighbors and things and, and maintaining it. And then it’s something to be proud of. Right? Home ownership is definitely something it’s a big accomplishment and something to be proud of. And I love it. We had this meeting this morning with our team and we had some conversations about some, some feedback we’d gotten from recent home buyers. Right. And some of the testimonials that came through this week, we read out loud and it was, you know, those awesome heartwarming stories about how they’ve dreamed about being in a home. And it’s like, I can’t believe this happened. And you were a part of it. And we, we never thought we could own a home. And with all the hand-holding from the lender and you as my realtor, it was sort of our love story meeting, right? So we were, we were reading some of the love stories back to us for being a part of this important part of their lives. And it was really touching.

Tego Venturi:

Yeah. And sometimes, you know, the first time home buyers can be really satisfying too, because again, it’s people that maybe never thought they would be a homeowner are now a homeowner. And, and we were talking about this whole idea, you know, we get, we get a lot of calls Tracy from people looking for rental properties. And, you know, we don’t deal in rental properties and just, just the way the market is, it just doesn’t work that way for us. But there are companies that specialize in property management. Right. Right.

Tracy Venturi:

I was going to say, we often give them resources to help them find rentals. And sometimes we do know about rentals that might be available, but it’s not our specialty.

Tego Venturi:

And of course when those people call in, we always say, you know, have you thought about owning a home? And you know, I mean, that’s what we do. Right. And, you know, educate people. And many times people say, well, no, I can’t afford it. Or my credit’s no good or yeah, this and that. And I think there’s perceptions out there about what it could take for some of those people, you know, there’s programs out there right now, if somebody has a 580 credit score, they may, may be able to qualify to purchase a home right now, finding a home. That’s a different conversation. And that’s, that’s just in the market we’re in right now, but I’m talking big picture. There are programs. And then even people with bad credit scores, right? There’s help

Tracy Venturi:

There is we know of a, a really great program.

Tego Venturi:

And of course, Michael Trujillo comes on after us. And that’s what he does. Right. It’s helped people with the credit score,

Tracy Venturi:

There’s ways to get your credit scores up and get you in a home. And we know of a new home builder who will sign a contract with you to buy a house that might be under construction and still be three to six months from being built or completed the build. And they will still go under contract with you. If they look at your credit score and can see that you’re going to be able to get it raised up in time, to close on that new construction. So some awesome things and, you know, lots of reasons to talk to us and find out if there’s a way for you to become a homeowner. So give us a ring. As you know, we have a team, a lot of great realtors that work with us to help you with either home buying or home selling u448-8888 is our number. We try to answer it every day of the week. So depends on when you’re listening, but we’re, we really are. Our goal is to answer it, even if it’s six o’clock on a Friday night. So

Tego Venturi:

Fall in love with your home, you know just one last comment on this whole concept of falling in love with your home. How many times Tracy, have we seen people that are just like frustrated with their home? It’s not working for them quite right and they decide to sell it. And then they start doing a bunch of work to get it ready to sell, or they may be bringing a interior designer stager to help them kind of rearrange their furniture, maybe get some new furniture. And then all of a sudden, they go, Oh my gosh, I really love this house. I should own this house. And so I just, you know, obviously we’d love to help people sell homes, but I mean, think about that. Right? So that

Tracy Venturi:

TV show, Love it or list it

Tego Venturi:

That’s the concept, right?

Tracy Venturi:

Oh. And the, the one person goes in and helps them redo their current home so that they will love it. Right. but when you have fallen out of love with your home and this past year, I know a lot of people have fallen out of love with their home. It’s not meeting their needs for how they live now. You know, it’s the best time to call us, talk about putting a strategy together to get your home sold and get you top dollar, because the way we market it is, you know, really top-notch, we’re not going to just do it halfway, right? So anyway, it’s a, it’s a great time. We’re in well, February, but it’s going to be a kind of crummy weekend. I bet a lot of people will stay home.

Tego Venturi:

Light the fire fire that you’ve never used in New Mexico Valentine’s party at home. Little candlelight dinner Tego. Yeah. There you go.