You are definitely not alone in this situation. A large part of the problem may be related to "information overload." This is something tha happens frequently when agents deal with potential buyers. We find the following process is helpful in clearing the way to make a decision.
This process is simple and will reacquaint you with your priorities.
It requires three sheets of paper. On the top of one write "features our home MUST have" on the second write features we would like our home to have but can live without," and on the top of the third write "Features we DO NOT want our home to have."
Since you have been looking at property, this process should be relatively easy. Important to note is, these lists are not cast in stone and can easily be changed at your desgression. Once you have generated your check lists, it is important to refer to them frequently. We find that buyers often fall victem to previewing property but o so without a purpose.
Each home you preview should be viewed through the eyes of your newly established criteria. Some people have developed a grid and use a check list when previewing homes. This will also help you to recall the characteristics of a home after you have seen dozens.
Try also to put some fun back into the buying process by building somehing special into a day filled with previewing homes. Go to a movie, get ice cream, go shopping, find a beautiful view, visit a friend in the hospital, etc. Finding a way to remove the pressure, could make things happen. But above all, have fun......
The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company