Nick Churton

The Sorting Hat

Many of us know about the Sorting Hat at J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. When a new student puts on the hat it tells him or her to which of the four houses – Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw or Slytherin – they are most suited.

Nick Churton of Robert Paul Properties’ London office thinks that it is often not so much a case of us choosing a home, but of a home choosing us. 

A home is just like the Sorting Hat. It’s as if it instinctively knows whether it’s right for you
– and you for it. All you have to do is listen carefully to the conversation the property is having Sorting Hatwith your inner self.

This is important, as you don’t want to be put in the wrong house. You want to be somewhere which fits your personality, as well as your pocket and your spatial needs.

Of course every now and then even Sorting Hats can become a bit confused by the choice as there are many things to be confused about, especially in real estate. Often it’s not just about finding the right home for you. What about the market? Then there’s the economy, schools, transport, mortgages and even the neighbours. And what about prices – are they going up or down? When is the right time to buy?

But the right home can magically make many of these concerns seem less important. That is because, apart from our families and ourselves, our homes are one of the most important things in our lives. Our homes protect and nurture us. They keep us warm – or cool. They keep us secure. They inspire us. Why do we become homesick when we are away for too long? When we are away we like to create a home-from-home and long for somewhere that is homely. We have home thoughts and like home cooking. We certainly like home comforts. When we look for somewhere to live we home in on a place that we can call home-sweet-home, for our home is our castle.

Yes what’s happening in the real estate market is important. But more so is belonging to the right house. So why not go and try on a home soon and let it tell you if you should move or not.

Find your Sorting Hat

To find the best agent to help you sort out all your real estate questions, contact a Robert Paul agent today who will help find the house that speaks to you!