Why I didn’t buy a house
Home tester clubs offer people who are looking for a home and have no interest in buying a home the opportunity to take a home test.
But when I was in my teens, I didn the same thing.
I wanted to go back to school.
I was looking for an investment and I knew the value of my investment.
I thought, I need to have a home, I just need a place to live.
The first place I went for a test was a house in my hometown.
I think it was on an island.
It was a beautiful house, and I had the best friend who had lived there.
I went there, and when I walked in, they gave me a house test.
I loved it.
I love living there.
Then I moved to a new town and moved into another house, but I had one friend who lived there and was like, you know what?
I’m gonna move to the suburbs.
That was the next place I bought a house.
It had a lake.
It wasn’t the same as the one I lived in, but it was still beautiful.
I still love it.
There was a lot of money invested there.
So I was like: “You know what, I can’t just move back to the island, I gotta buy a home.”
The last place I lived was in a small town in Florida, but my wife and I, we wanted to have that new house and the family we were raising was moving to a small city in Minnesota.
I had my best friend in Florida in Minnesota, and we had this big house.
So we wanted a big house, too.
So when I went to that house, I was really excited.
I mean, I have my wife’s number on my phone.
I got a call from a person who was in the process of purchasing the house and they told me, “I’m interested in buying this house.”
And I was, like, “What is this, a test?”
So they put my number on the phone and they asked me, and the guy told me the price and he said, “It’s going to be around $5 million.”
I was blown away.
And I think I did the test right, but when I got home, my wife was like…
I mean she didn’t know anything about it.
And my wife said, you can’t afford this.
I’m like, what is this?
And she goes, “That’s the house we just bought.”
And my mom was like “I know how much this is.”
And we had to talk about it a little bit, and she was like this is crazy, this is insane.
And we’re like, oh my gosh, you have to buy this, this isn’t worth it.
So then I said, OK, but this is like $3 million more than we expected.
I told them, this has to go somewhere.
I didn, you see?
It was like crazy, and that was it.
But then they said, well, maybe we’ll find something better.
“And they were like, okay, well then you have a chance to buy that house.
The next time I was there, I sold the house for like $2 million less than I expected.
And when I said I’m going to move back home, they were saying, “We’ll sell it for a higher price.”
So it was crazy.
It really turned me on.
That is what I think is the best thing about the home testers: You can do what you love and you can get your hands on a home that you’re really excited about, and you don’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford it.
It’s that simple.
So the question then is: Are the home testers the right people for you?
I think there are two kinds of home testers, and if you’re a tester you have an interesting story to tell.
You’re a story teller.
And then there are people who don’t want to talk to you and don’t care about you and want to get a house, or they don’t understand what you’re saying.
So for me, there are these two types of home takers.
I’ll go to a lot more people, and a lot fewer people are going to say yes, and then the second kind are going, OK.
I’ve been there.
They’re the ones who are not going to go.
I’d like to see that happen.
It could happen.
There’s no question.
And for me that is the biggest issue.
I feel like the tester community is not accepting.
They don’t feel like they belong.
So you know, the second part of the equation is, what are they doing that they’re not doing?
I’ve seen it in my own family, too, where they feel like it’s their responsibility to get someone to buy a lot, but they don.
And that’s not what it’s about.
I get a lot done, but