First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes….. escrow? When a couple decides to go from ‘sitting in a tree’ to sitting on a porch of their own, they have to brace themselves to be on opposing sides of many issues. Like, for instance, if their perfect home should even have a porch. 60% of homebuying couples said they encountered disagreements when buying their first home. From finances to finishes, here are the top seven things couples disagreed on their homebuying journey:

How much debt to take on

Where to buy a home

How big the house should be

Should they tackle a fixer upper

Whether the home is perfect enough to make an offer

How aggressive the offer should be

Which features are most important

Even with disagreements and strain, there’s a bright side: More than 60% of couples said that after all was said and signed, the fights didn’t cause permanent damage to their relationships, and they felt a deeper commitment to each other after closing. Several even reported that their relationship was so strong after the homebuying process that they made it through the assembling of IKEA furniture after they moved in.

The first step to lowering the stress in homebuying is choosing the right Realtor to help along the way. Samantha Merritt is a multi-million dollar top producing agent specializing in the Central Florida market. Contact Samantha today to start your homebuying journey off on the right foot.