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Not The Right House If...

 

 

 

Showing the wrong house to a buyer wastes time for everyone.

When the buyer picks a number of houses to view,  go over each one BEFORE you go out.

Research the MLS, tax record and if requested the school boundaries.

 Many times, houses are ruled out by this research...saving valuable time.

  

 

This NOT the right house if...

 

- All bedrooms have to be on same level. This has a first floor master.

-The condo restricts pets and they have "a very small" dog and a cat.

-The buyer is a wheel chair user. This is a split-level house?

-High Condo fees...asks if we can negotiate the fee.

-They must have a garage...you guessed...this one does not.

-Buyer must have total privacy, this is an HOA with homes all around.

-Wants very quiet...this one is on the beltway.

-Looking for grass and yard for playground. Total wooded lot.

-Buyers, with small children, looking in 55+ community.

 

 

How many more examples can you add?

 

 

 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • March 22 2017 11:45PM

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I have clients that I have finally told that I will decide if we look at a home that falls within their prameters they give me

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 1 year ago

Good evening Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ,

Great set of questions but I have to admit sometimes a buyer says they must have a master down and falls in love with the setting, location and floor plan even thought the master is up! Go figure..I guess they are allowed to change their mind.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 1 year ago

I bet this could be an endless list It bothers me that I get a request to show a condo, and the agent wouldn't bother to look at stats. And wnen I asked her about financing, she said that the Buyer will finance, and then stunned when I am telling her that there will be no appraisal contingency, and that it would not appraise. The agent misses every imortant parameter, even that the Seller is financing... They saw the photos, they are beautiful, and the Buyer wants to see it... Yeah, yet another shopper... And it is the fault of the agent.

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 1 year ago

My problems revolve around condo problems.  Findig out too late that condos aren't HUD approved, and won't work for low down payment conventional loans.  Working with a buyer on a very tight budget and low down payment.  Everything he sees on line can be ruled in or out with a calculator before we see them.  And that's exactly what I'm doing.  Not showing one more house (which gets his hopes up) until I KNOW it will work.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 1 year ago

Chris Ann Cleland Good talking with you today.

Just had an agent wanting an approved condo. When questioned...he said the buyer has very little money and wants buy and then rent it out.

This condo has very high fees and the building  does not allow renting.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

Hi Margaret - Doing that research up front is a great way to present yourself to your clients - they know you care enough to make sure you're not wasting their time, and they really appreciate it.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 1 year ago

You're absolutely right about that, Margaret.  The examples you give for showings ring true.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Dick Greenberg 

No one's time should be wasted.

How else can you sell homes if you are not doing this?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

Myrl Jeffcoat  There are so many more examples and  was hoping that the members would add a few to this list.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

Margaret  had to smile as there are so many kinds of requests we get and sometimes it's impossible to find them all.  I've got a client right now that sends me MLS listing and wants to see them but I always have to point out - it doesn't have what you said you MUST absolutely have - is that ok for you?  Nope!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 1 year ago

Anna Banana Kruchten And those buyers want to see these homes RIGHT NOW.

Had an agent requesting a showing  yesterday with less than 30 minutes notice. I almost accomodated until I found out her buyer had to have a garage...this one didn't. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

A wooded lot and there are no trees. Sometimes the buyer doesn't know what they want.

Posted by Melissa Jackson, Helping You Make The Right Move (Citiwide Alliance Realty) over 1 year ago

Melissa Jackson They wanted lots of grass instead of trees. Why are they looking at a wooded lot that does not even require a lawnmower!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

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