Life in Newtown, CT: How is Buying a Home Like Running a Marathon?

How is Buying a Home Like Running a Marathon?

How is Buying a Home Like Running a Marathon?  Let us count the ways!  It's amazing how two such diverse activities can follow a similiar cycle of emotions.  Here's how we see it:

  • When you first start your home search or your marathon, you experience a sense of excitement
  • Next, you're working toward your goal (finding the right home or finishing your race) - setting your pace
  • Somewhere along the way, you start to feel restless
  • Then you begin to doubt that your goal is achievable
  • Your mindset changes and hope begins to shine through again
  • Finally, success is in sight
  • Lastly, you cross the finish line - new home purchased or marathon finished.

It sounds kind of corny and perhaps, it is.  But think about it.  This cycle of emotions holds true for most goals we work towards.  They don't necessarily follow the order of emotions laid out above and some of them may repeat - like in a loop.  In the end, if you don't let the pressure or self doubt keep you from accomplishing your task, you'll cross the finish the line.

So, buying a home is like running a marathon.  Go the distance.  Stay the course.  Ready, set, go!

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Bob and Richelle Ward, Realtors, Newtown, CT

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Comment balloon 7 commentsThe Ward Team • February 07 2012 06:09AM


LOVE this post Bob & Richelle! This is great encouragement for homebuyers! Have a great day!

Posted by Maggie McFarland, Pearland Realtor, Homes for Sale in Pearland Texas (RE/MAX Pearland - Maggie McFarland) about 7 years ago

Not just a great analogy, but an inspiring way to start the day! Thanks for a great post!

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) about 7 years ago

Rob and Richelle - Great post and, as Wayne and Jean said, a great analogy.  To add one more point, for both of these activities you also need the right equipment:  Great fitting shoes is you're running a marathon and a great fitting agent if you're buying a home!


Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) about 7 years ago

We truly appreciate your positive comments.  We felt that we've lost our creative mojo in our blog posts and this was the first attempt to re-capture it.  Thanks!!

Posted by The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 7 years ago

Nothing like crossing that finish line, one of the best feelings of accomplishment ever, same with buying a home.

Posted by David Popoff, Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct (DMK Real Estate ) about 7 years ago

Hi Bob & Richelle, you hit the nail on the head with this one! And by the way, having a blog is like running a marathon too, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 7 years ago

Thanks, David and Andrea!  Once we started to think about it, we were amazed at how both things more or less followed the same track :-)

Posted by The Ward Team, Realtors, ABR (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 7 years ago