(Part III of a three-part post)
The Best Way To Find The Right Home
The easy way to find the right home is to connect with an experienced, competent, full-time agent who knows the market and will work in partnership with you.
You want an advisor; not a salesperson focused on “closing the sale”.
Discuss your needs, wants, likes, and dislikes in detail with that agent.
Commit to work exclusively with that agent so you will get their full attention. Successful, experienced agents know better than to work a buyer who’s working with several agents. Further, it’s pointless to work with several agents because all agents have the same MLS listing inventory to show you.
Let your agent research listings and insist that they preview listings before showing them to you. There’s little point in wasting your time looking at properties that are in poor condition, overpriced, and not what you want.
Here’s How I Work With Buyers
My usual practice is to have a detailed conversation with you so I can clearly understand your situation. This can be accomplished either in person or on the phone.
I can’t find the right home for you if I don’t clearly understand your situation.
The next step is obtain pre-approval for your financing so you know and understand the details of your financing before we look at specific properties.
Then, I get into the MLS data and thoroughly research all potential solutions.
Finally, I preview all of the properties that make it through my initial “filter”. By the time I’m done, I usually end up with a very short list of homes matching your criteria.
As you can imagine, this approach is a lot of work for me ~ that’s why very few agents are willing to preview for their buyers.
But, it makes the buying process easier for you by allowing you to see the “best of the best” instead of being dragged through 30 properties that aren’t what you want.
Is this any way to run a real estate business?
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