Massachusetts Relocation Buyers - The Importance of Home Previews

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Massachusetts Relocation Buyers - The Importance of Home Previews

If you are relocating to Massachusetts it is crucial to have a buyer broker working for you to scout out and preview homes in your chosen area.  

While working for Massachusetts relocation buyers this week, I shot these photos to shine a light on some of the details which are not evident from the MLS.  

You may say, "There are already photos of the home in the MLS."  This, of course, is true, however since the job of the listing broker is to paint the most flattering portrait of a property for sale, those photos are going to be carefully staged and shown in the best possible light. 

From my end, the goal is to reveal everything - positives and negatives about the home to help clients make wise purchase decisions and also to prevent them from wasting precious time when they schedule their home viewing trips.  

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Rust in the Bathroom

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A Kitchen Floor That Needs Refinishing

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Poor Housekeeping

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Unmatched Carpeting

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A Major Highway Right off of the Back Yard

Getting up close and personal really cuts to the heart of the matter and saves everyone a lot of time and trouble.   

Honestly, some of this is clutter, some is damage and some would simply require redecorating - however, the highway cannot be moved.

Whatever the issue - When working with Massachusetts relocation buyers I like to give you the full picture and let you decide exactly how to spend your valuable house hunting time.

Copyright 2010 - "Massachusetts Relocation Buyers - The Importance of Home Previews"

 Claudette Millette, Broker, Owner, The Buyers' Counsel 

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Cheryl Ritchie
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I think the Buyer has to decide for themselves. I do not like decisions made for me so I can relate to this. A home might be eliminated that they would choose not to delete.

January 26, 2010 07:53 PM
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Hi, Patricia:

I think most buyers find this service to be extremely helpful, particularly relocation buyers.

Cheryl:

I do not make the decision for them.  I just take a lot of photos, videos and give them a report on what I have seen. Often, they still want to see the properties. As a matter of fact, I am showing the one with the rust to my relocation client this Friday.

 

 

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Claudette I will do the preview and pickup the stuff not reflected on the MLS I will then prepare a virtual and send to the client.

Nice post.

January 27, 2010 07:41 PM
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Claudette - I'm sorry I'm remiss in getting back to you - last week was crazy. Thanks for having such a great, constructive discussion with me about both sides of this coin. It goes to show what a true professional you are. *applause*

February 01, 2010 10:23 AM
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Christine:

No problem. Thanks again for comments and discussion on this topic. It is greatly appreciated.

 

 

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