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Why A Buyer Won't Buy FAQ

There are many reasons given why a buyer will not buy a particular property and they are not always about financing.

Here is just a short list.

 

When you ask a buyer if  they can see themselves in a house,  you may get one of these responses.

 

We won't buy this house because

 

  • Absolutely no to a swimming pool!
  • Must have a swimming pool.
  • No HOA..Home Owners Association.
  • Only show me end of group units.
  • It has to have a first floor master bedroom
  • Laundry upstairs on bedroom level. 
  • It has to be a detached garage.
  • It has to have a side loading garage.
  • It has to be in 'THE BEST' school district.
  • We only want public water and public septic.
  • Not near a cemetery.
  • We want a secure basement with no access.
  • We don't want a basement.
  • The basement must have a walk out.
  • We don't want a fireplace - it's not safe.
  • We only want a pellet stove.
  • The fireplace must be gas.
  • The fireplace must be wood burning.
  • The house must be on a main road with sidewalks and neighbors.
  • No, the house must be secluded, away from prying neighbors.
  • No cul de sacs.
  • No shared driveways.
  • The townhouse kitchen has to be at the front so I don't have to bring groceries through the house.
  • We need a kitchen in the back for access to grill on the deck.
  • Must have gas heat.
  • Must have oil heat.
  • Must have electric heat pump.

 

What would you add to the list? 

 

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We are not sure we want to buy Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 3 years ago

Hannah Williams That is a perfect one to add and so many more. Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

I find many are just plain scarred to buy and the above are just excuses.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 3 years ago

William Feela We do see people afraid of buying. We need to discover that early on. Some just like to look at pretty houses. We have to know how to ask the right questions.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

The list is endless.  It all comes down to appeal to the right buyer.  Not every house fits every buyer.  It's our job as professionals to detail the list, know our inventory and match the two. 

Posted by Mick Michaud, Your Texas Lifestyle is Here! (Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107) about 3 years ago

Mick Michaud That's for sure and a perfect description of our job!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

I can remember being a young bride, and making my Christmas wish list for a home.  What we ultimately bought ended up having about half of what I had listed.  Yet, had so many other things that I hadn't even considered.  It can be good for buyers to keep an open mind.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 3 years ago

Personally, I would never buy a house that didn't have some "transition area" by the front door.
Also would never buy a house that was #13!

Posted by Robert Pope about 3 years ago

If only the bedroom width was about one foot larger and that was a real answer.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 3 years ago

There are an infinite number of reasons a buyer won't buy.  The one thing they must have TO BUY is a positive emotion about the home.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) about 3 years ago

Chris Ann Cleland And that emotion is usually evident if you have been watching the buyer's signals.

 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

Margaret sometimes it's funny when buyers give me their must have list.  We go though it one by one and sometimes I'll say - but you do want to buy in that neighborhood by the kids school, right?  Well YES!  Ok but perhaps you have another $50K you could pull from somewhere as homes in that area simply are more expensive.  Realty check time!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 3 years ago

You are right the home has to be the perfect home for the buyer. Thanks for sharing I hope you have a great weekend.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) about 3 years ago

Pat Champion It is pretty wonderful when we find that perfect home.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 3 years ago

There's no such thing as a perfect house. Even if someone builds a new home, they will always look back and say "If only we had done it this way.....". But I get the tongue-in-cheek list as we have heard it all. If only.....

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) almost 3 years ago

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