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Showy or Understated What Kind of House

 

Some want to show off. 

Some want subtlety.

There are many kinds of buyers and sellers.  A few years ago one of my clients was looking for an impressive, make a statement house. He wanted a property that could be seen by many, visible to the public and he wanted others to point and say "Joe lives in that house.''

The opposite is clients who prefer a quality house that just blends in with the neighborhood. 

 These traits may have nothing to do with a person's bank account...it has to do with personality and values.

So important to know your clients. Are they looking for the Mediterranean Villa, the over improved home with all the bells and whistles or are they looking for a

well built sensible home that meets all their family's needs?

When working with buyers and sellers, find out what they really want? 

 

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Comment balloon 12 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • October 05 2018 02:06AM

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I find many people buy something that what they first tell me that they want

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 8 months ago

William Feela Have a feeling that you are a very good listener...lucky for your clients.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Dear Margaret,

Since I am a sensible shoe person, I get more of the sensible house buyers.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 8 months ago

Dörte Engel Cute answer. Can't go wrong with sensible shoes and brick colonials in Maryland.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

I've never understood people with a need to show off - but as an agent you do need to try to satisfy that need.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 8 months ago

Marte Cliff 

Makes you wonder who bought all of those McMansions!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

There all kinds of home buyers out there.  There are those looking for fixers that they can sweat some equity with.  Others want a house that blends in with the neighborhood as you say.  And, yes there are those who will buy the over-improved home that has all the bells and whistles.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 8 months ago

It's funny, I just picked up buyers a month or two ago and what they said they wanted is not at all what they went for once we started looking.  They thought they wanted an older home on lots of land, but ended up loving track built homes in HOA communities.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 8 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat  We do deal with all kinds of buyers...thank goodness.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Chris Ann Cleland We have to learn to listen what they say and we have to listen to how they respond to various homes. Glad you were really listening and found the right home...just not the one described initially.

 

 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

Unpretentious is more my style but I do love a "wow factor" view! 

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.) 8 months ago

Carol Williams Everyone has their own type of "wow" factor. Hope you have a fantastic view from wherever you are.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 8 months ago

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