Decisions Decisions! As a realtor I watch clients stress over decisions on what they want and/or can live with in a home choice…and this week after buying a new car it got me thinking about decision making…read to the end to find a “house hunt aide” and how to “look online for a home.”
After choosing a 6-seater Explorer to accommodate grandchildren, I thought that picking the color of a car would be the biggest decision. Eighteen years of white cars-and so many white-colored cars in parking lots making it confusing in finding my parked car, blue won out-with some pink accent detail! BUT I was wrong about car decisions, (not unlike what you may want in a home—there are many more car decisions to be made these days like …
What info do you want displayed on the car’s instrument panel?
Set up your memory seat position, keyless entry code, and set up remote start/ lock from your phone.
When you start up your car, do you want all four doors to stay open or lock or just the driver’s side? How about wanting the front windows to open for a short time after unlocking? When you turn the car off, do you want the side mirrors to fold in?
LANE KEEPING SYSTEM: If or when you your car strays out of a lane… how strong a warning signal do you want ? Yes, the steering wheel vibrates AND CAR CAN GENTLY TURN YOU BACK INTO THE LANE! I am told that if a driver sways out too many times the car will suggest the driver to stop and get a cup of coffee!
PRE COLLISION ASSIST: You have to set up a “gap” assist length. Many of us have gotten used to the back camera. Now, I have an additional front camera. (called 180 degree camera system.) Front cameras warn if you are traveling too close to the cars in from of you for the speed of the traffic. The car prepares to brake for sudden braking. Cameras also assist in parking.
You have to set up drive distance “safety zone.” You have to decide how far you want your safety space is to be before the car will actually slow down and/or be prepared to stop.
Do you want your headlights to auto adjust for high beam in darkness? The car when running, has daytime front lights.
Side mirrors detect cars in your blind spot- a light shows up in the mirror.
Auto wipers detect when to turn on for moisture on windshield, set up the sensitivity.
Post Crash System sounds an alert when car has been in a crash that was strong enough to deploy the airbag system…
Wow! I am sure I am forgetting the other things I had to set up!
Nothing is better than help with decision making and if you know someone who needs help in making a real estate decision, realtor.com has a neat website for a buyer to input what they want in a home in a certain area and how much they can expect to spend for those items and it can include a mortgage payment for a certain price!
direct link to the site: https://www.realtor.com/mortgage/tools/price-perfect?iid=global_nav
How to look online for a home: House Logic article from NAR: