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Home buying through the eyes of a real life consumer

Tolly is buying a home

Have you ever wondered what your home buyers are thinking and going through? Do you remember the thoughts you went through when you bought your first home? Chances are that in the day to day of representing clients, agents are great at refining marketing, negotiating and closing skills, so it is fun to take a break and get a sneak peek reminder of what it is like to be a giddy, nervous, picky, life altered homebuyer.

Our friend Tolly Moseley lives in Austin. The first time we met, her Lucy red hair was pinned up and her smile flashed perfect teeth that were striking from across the room. She’s one of those people that is magnetic that everyone wants to know.

I recently told her that her writing reminds me of my favorite author Sophie Kinsella and because she is well spoken and well educated, I reminded her that my English Literature degree qualified me for picking a silly author if I wanted to. If anyone embodies Kinsella’s quirky characters that are gorgeous and genius but have no idea and still see themselves as geeky teens, that is Tolly.

Today, she told her story in full detail of what she has been going through in her home buying process and it’s not the standard “then we asked about the flooring and had to wait for the agent and we went to the house and we opened the door and it was cheap and we bought it and the end” style tale.

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I encourage you to read it in full by clicking her picture below this excerpt from her tale:

“There’s a certain cliched, cheesy magic that has been portrayed by Remax commercials, of couples gazing expectantly at each other, eyes wide, thrilled that they’ve found THE HOUSE and that they can now embark confidently on The American Dream. And the thing is, they’re actually not joking. Just like when I found out that the best part of waking up really is Folger’s (or any coffee) in my cup, I discovered this was a time when commercials weren’t lying to me.”

Click the button above to read Tolly’s home buying story.
We promise you’ll love it!

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.

27 Comments

27 Comments

  1. Joe Manausa

    April 16, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I will check out her story Lani.

  2. Paula Henry

    April 16, 2011 at 6:14 am

    Lani – Leave it to you to find a really great writer in Austin! I read every word. About 60% of my clients are first time homebuyers and I love them. Tolly's story beats watching the property virgins at HGTV any day. The emotional roller coaster of thrill, excitement, nervousness and anxiety (plus a few random disagreements) every first time buyer encounters are all wrapped into her wonderful story.

    Tolly, thanks for sharing your story. I wish you many wonderful memories in your new home.

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