Our buyers advocate saved my hair. And my money.

I’m still rocking a full crop and we are homeowners. Credit to my favourite new person, our buyers advocate. Melbourne, you never run out of ways to make me love you.  

We’re not what you’d call stressy people. In fact, most stress just makes us want to shut down and sleep. I know for a fact there are worse ways to deal with stress. My mum used to clean. My sister used to argue. I’d just dive under the covers and hope that when I woke it’d all be over. If I had a dollar for all the times I went to bed with a  worried face and woke up to great news, I’d have more than twenty five bucks…

I was expecting to do quite a lot of snoozing when we bought our new place. I’d been told to steel myself, and to make sure the appropriate supports were in place. I’d seen my sister go to pieces over a sale and she made me promise to  contact a Melbourne buyers advocate, a guy she’d been told about through her girlfriend who just bought a house.

So I did.

I’ve never enlisted the help of a professional to do anything really, apart from the normal stuff like…do my taxes, fill a molar or stick me with my travel shots. Buying a house put me in touch with people I’d normally not meet- and I had no idea how much I’d like them- I have since found out  it’s impossible to have anything but deep seated gratitude and appreciation for someone who just found you your forever home…

The second we met, I realised that we’d be looked after. People often complain about the integrity of agents and people in the property industry, but I like to think I’m a great judge of character and I definitely felt a sense of genuine support when we decided which house we wanted.

 I’m more than happy that the purchase is done and dusted, but honestly? If you’re buying, get an advocate, and sleep in. that’s my advice.

Shopping Online…for a Home

Sometime soon they HAVE to invent holographic imaging technology. And then, we won’t ever even have to leave the house. When you need to go shopping for milk, you just tap a button and it brings up the holographic supermarket. You pick up some holographic milk, pay for it using Bite-Coin, and it gets delivered to your door in minutes by a drone. Maybe we’ll also have special drone slots, so you can get something without even having to leave your chair. It just flies in through the slot and deposits whatever you want into your hand, like a robotic butler.

What a truly enlightened age it shall be.

Pretty much the only reason we’ll ever have to leave the house is to go hiking, and also to buy a new house. And even THAT is being taken care of by buyers advocates based in Melbourne. I think in the future, we’ll think of buyers advocates the same way we now think of confectioners. Necessary for the time, absolute masters of their craft, specialists who do what the ordinary folk cannot: pick the perfect home. To be honest, there’s a good chance that they’ll never actually be replaced. Certain things can’t really be replicated by technology, like eating things and picking out your dream home. You can strap on a VR headset and have it play a perfect roller-coaster experience, or you can image search a pictures of the Himalayas, but you can’t ‘virtually’ buy a home. Buyers advocacy is basically as good as it gets already, people checking out physical locations so that you don’t have to. I guess you could get a VR tour of your new and/or potential home, but then…you have to live in it. You need an assurance that you’re buying the correct goods, and short of going to a place yourself in Melbourne, professional property advocates are the next best thing.

Everything else will be totally digital, though. And if we can’t be sustained on digital food, at least we can project to image of a fancy restaurant to make it a bit more appetising.

-Miles