I am currently working with repeat past clients who are relocating to Boise.
They, and their family, have completed several transactions with me and we have become good friends.
Because I helped them buy and sell their previous home here, I have a clear understanding of what they want and where they want to live, which allows me to go shopping through their eyes.
Their present home is sold and scheduled to close in early March; thus we cannot consider short sales or tenant-occupied properties.
As many of you know, I don’t like to show homes “blind” (that’s real estate speak for showing homes the agent hasn’t seen).
I think it’s unprofessional and inconsiderate of their buyer’s time for a real estate agent to show homes they haven’t personally seen and evaluated.
When I’m working with buyer clients, I prefer to:
- Counsel my buyers to identify needs, wants, likes, and dislikes.
- Search MLS for listings matching my buyer’s criteria.
- Review those listings thoroughly and eliminate the obvious misfits.
- Drive by and eliminate listings that don’t meet my buyer’s criteria.
- Preview (personally inspect) and eliminate listings that don’t meet my buyer’s criteria.
- Show only those listings that meet my buyer’s criteria.
My Progress So Far:
- My initial MLS search yielded 57 listings.
- I eliminated 54 homes that were on busy streets, beat-up REO listings, homes not yet built, etc.
- I have 3 beautiful homes that match my buyer’s criteria and will show them to my buyers this Saturday.
Yes, it’s lots of work, but it will make the home buying process easier for my buyers.
Stay tuned for results!