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More Than Twenty Questions When Buying

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When it's time to buy a home, you are going to have to answer questions to narrow down your search.

 

 

Are you looking for a condominium, Home Owner Association, adult community, a single-family home?

What style? A rancher, contemporary, townhouse, open floor plan, colonial, one with acreage, or a zero lot line?

Is it for a large family or to share with friends?

Are you looking for a historic home with style, a forever home, or just one loaded with charm?

Do you want a huge home, a tiny house, one with lots of storage, or a compact space that won't allow room for clutter?

Do you want some land to plant, to garden, or have a ball field?

Do you want neighbors, or do you want privacy?

Do you want a wooded lot or water access?

Do you want it in the city or suburbs?

Do you want it near schools, hospitals,  transportation, and shopping?

  Does it have to be close to work?

How many will be living in the house?

What specific needs do you have? How many rooms? Do you need a home office?

Does it have to have a garage? What kind of heat? Public water? What is your budget? Are you willing to do some work, or do you want it move-in ready?

What price range? Do you need a mortgage, or are you paying cash? 

That's more than twenty questions and even more that will need answers.

When are you ready to answer these questions to find that perfect home?

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Comment balloon 16 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • December 09 2019 01:22AM

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Hi Margaret,  This is quite an extensive list of questions for home buyers.  This should really get them thinking and help to find them the perfect home,

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 4 months ago

Morning Margaret.

The several that caught my attention was a larger home, water access and privacy.  All of them is what the boss is looking for.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 4 months ago

 

Bob Crane This list took a couple of minutes to make. Doing it over there would more and different questions. When speaking to a prospective buyer, you need to know their needs! 

How many agents take that phone call from the public to see a specific house and never qualify if it meets their needs? They arrive at the property and the buyer says...I don't like the neighborhood.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

James Dray The boss is narrowing it down. Privacy on or near the water. I have a few more questions for you. Make it a great day.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Good morning Margaret. Needs and wants are often questioned. Must haves and pipe dreams must be differentiated. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 4 months ago

Good morning, Margaret... great list of questions. We often do have to prod our prospective buyers into asking the right questions.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 4 months ago

Hello Margaret - hopefully questions include thoughtful/careful listening, some connection and a dialog(not just a monologue) that brings everyone involved closer to the truth.  Now that's a dream come true and it's definitely a possibility.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 4 months ago

Conversation makes our job easier if the buyer will just be truthful and answer the questions.

Posted by Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--, Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc. (Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc) 4 months ago

It's not only helpful for us as Realtors when clients can define their needs and wants, but it's also really helpful for the client to realize what's important and what they can live without. Great list of questions. 

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions) 4 months ago

Wayne Martin Good comment..."Needs and wants are often questioned. Must haves and pipe dreams must be differentiated. ''

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Nina Hollander Finding out what they need is paramount to finding the right house. 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Michael Jacobs What a great comment. If you are not going to listen, why ask the questions.

 

 ...questions include thoughtful/careful listening, some connection and a dialog(not just a monologue) that brings everyone involved closer to the truth.  Now that's a dream come true and it's definitely a possibility.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Gwen Fowler-CRS- 864-638-3599 SC Mountains & Lakes--  Good to see you.

If the client is not being truthful, why would you continue working with them? 

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

Thanks, Mimi Foster  It's how we get to know what their needs are. Questions are a way to have the buyer think about and define their wants and must-haves.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

That's a great list of questions for home buyers to ponder, Margaret.  And, if they are in your area, they need to call you when they have the answers.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 4 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat Getting them to think about the answers helps to narrow down what they want.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 4 months ago

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