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I Give My Opinion Because Buyers Are Future Listings

 

What most agents call buyers, I refer to as future sellers! Whenever the opportunity arises and I help with the purchase of a property, I want to make sure that the home is one I would be proud to represent as a  listing agent.

 

This makes me look at houses in a different way.

When touring a home with a buyer ...I have questions...

the same ones as when taking a listing.

What does this house need? What will it cost for updating? How would I market it? How is it priced? Location?  Schools? Is the value there? What if I had to resell it in a year? What else is on the market? How does it compare?

 

At the same time I am watching the buyer's reaction.

What do they like?

What don't they like? Are they already placing the furniture? Does it meet their basic needs?  

 

I play devil's advocate.

If they don't like it, I find the positives. If they do like it, I find the negatives.

There are times that  buyers look at numerous homes.. ones that  I knew were not right  but we still visited.

 

Home Sweet Home

 

 

My promise is..."I will not be selling to you

...the right house will sell itself. 

To me ''buyers are future listings''   

And I love when a seller calls me to resell their home after 5,10 or more years.

 

Looking  at a home in a different way. 

 

Margaret Rome

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • August 15 2018 03:43PM

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I have to teach my agents this one because that what they can be if you work them.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 1 year ago

Will Hamm When working with a buyer they know this. I do not want to sell them a home that I would not want to represent in the future. They are appreciative.

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

Margaret- this is so true. Buyers can sense when all you see are dollar signs when you look at them. And if all goes well, you could very well represent them when they decide to sell the house they bought through you.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Kathy Streib Two of my current listings are from previous buyers. One 18 years ago and the other from 2011.

Always good to see you.

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

You point out the importance of staying in touch with past clients.  They not only produce future clients through their referrals, they are often return business.

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

Myrl Jeffcoat Return clients are the best. They know how you work, trust you and you get started right away! Always good to see you.

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

And the most important question--how long do they plan on being in the home?  School districts change rapidly in growing areas like mine.  If they are planning on being in the area for the long haul (15 years or more) some of the things that affect resale will be different.  

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

Chris Ann Cleland Just sold a home to a young single who is concerned about the schools. By the time their future prodigy is ready for school...it may not be in the same district.

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

I know what you mean.  I just sold the same condo twice this year.  The investor buyer only owned it 5 months and then he was ready to use the money for something else.  It made for a really easy listing since I already had pictures and inventory list. And it sold in 12 days! 

Buyers become sellers sooner than you think sometimes.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 1 year ago

Good for you Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 Just had a call today...a buyer from 2007 is now ready to sell. Not as fast as you.

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

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