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You Can't Buy A House With Just One Showing

 

You can't buy a house with just one visit

or can you?

 

In a very hot market, with multiple offers, buyers may lose out on properties. If the buyer NEEDS to buy right away, they might not have the luxury of multiple visits.

 

A house is a huge purchase for most. There is so much to consider... finances, emotions, input from each occupant, location, commute time, proximity to work, schools, health facilities, shopping etc. Make sure you know what you are doing.

Don't rush it.

 

 

 Not buying this one

 

Now you can easily rule out a house in one visit...sometimes driving up to the house or opening the front door, seeing or smelling is enough to know it is not the right property.

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Right house

 

Deciding on the right property, for some buyers, may take several visits,

may take a second opinion, may take thinking about the pros and cons and may take sleeping on it.

When not given enough time, you run the risk of  buyer's remorse.

And contracts do fall through.

 

Go ahead and sell the hot properties quickly.

Remember there are buyers who need to see the house a few times. 

Know your buyer's needs.

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • September 14 2018 04:02PM

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While I have actually sold homes to buyers who fell in love with the very first home we viewed, I have always encouraged them to view a few more, just to make certain!

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

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

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

Myrl Jeffcoat Yes you can buy the first house you see but many buyers need to go back to that property before making the final decision to purchase.

 

Thanks for the feature in your wonderful OFC!

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

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, regardless of the market conditions, it's all about the buyers and the sellers and their needs. Not everyone works at the same pace, it's our job to listen and comply. Great post! 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 1 year ago

Good afternoon Margarent - nothing worse than knowing you bought something under pressure.  It is better to miss out.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

When I used to show homes to buyers, I always encouraged them to look a second time, generally right after we looked at everything else. At a minimum two showings. When I bought my house in Sacramento, I saw it once and argued extensively with my husband about NOT buying that house, and didn't see it again until I moved in.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 1 year ago

Beth Atalay Great comment. Not everyone works at the same pace. And always good to see you.

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

Grant Schneider So true...better to miss out.

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

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents 

Did you make the right decision about buying that home after seeing it only once?  I bet it was right for you.

 

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

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland In retrospect, I'd say no, we did not. We should have lowered our expectations and bought a one bath house that we could add on to. We paid a premium for a 2-bath house when we could have bought a better home in a better neighborhood for less money that simply needed an addition.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 1 year ago

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents Amazing how better our vision is in hindsight. 

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

Margaret it does depend on how comfortable the buyer is doesn't it. If it's a first time home buyer they sometimes need more time to mull things over. My repeat clients know what they want and we typically find it the first day out. And that's because we've had indepth conversations about what they want - this time around.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 1 year ago

You take the time to get to know your buyers, Margaret, so I know they are in great hands when they are out with you.  

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Long & Foster Hampden) over 1 year ago

I think it might be rare but it does happen.  I am one of those people that just knows when I see what I want.  I know you would never put anyone under pressure to buy and that is a comfort to your clients.  My last question to buyers after they signed a contract was "Do you feel good about this?"  I never had them say, no but I needed to know they were not feeling pressured.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) over 1 year ago

I work with a couple of investors and they are always making offers and not winning the bid. We keep trying.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 1 year ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 It all goes into knowing our buyers and how educated they are. And...knowing their comfort level for making decisions.

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

Good seeing you June Piper-Brandon Like your new photo!

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

Carol Williams That is a good last question.

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

Margaret, I just saw a home that was staged and over priced the buyer was relocating from another state and paid full price... clearly he did not look at any other homes otherwise he would have known that he over paid by about close to $100k... but that is just the price you pay when you are in a rush...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 1 year ago

Endre Barath, Jr. Lucky for the seller and listing agent!

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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