Working With Your Buyer Broker: Sharing Your New Home Vision
When I begin to work with new clients, the first thing is to wiggle into their minds and try to figure out their vision - where and how they imagine their lives in whatever I'm going to find them. So we talk about it.
I ask them quesions, and listen to their answers. Then I get a picture.
Sometimes it is spot on. Other times the place they finally choose is nothing at all like I expected.
I arrange for my clients to receive daily updates. and then go through looking at each one, checking the virtual tours and the Google Earth shots. And if they look like they'd fit the bill, I try to preview them and put them on the show list - or not.
It's crucial, as you go through homes with your agent, that you communicate as clearly as possible what works and what does not work in each home. If there are deal breakers, like location or ugly kitchens, say something.
Recently I realized that in my choices for one couple, I was eliminating homes that would have worked well for them, and they bought one of these properties. So if you don't mind things (a busy street, nearby freeway noise, or a barking pit bull next door) be sure that you say so.
Finally, to share your vision with your agent, you have to have a vision to begin with. And it's helpful if you can share more than -
"I'll know it when I see it!"
If you are getting ready for some serious house hunting in the Washington,DC area, call, text or email me. I can help.