Working With Your Buyer Broker: Sharing Your New Home Vision

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

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.

 

 

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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

I'd much rather have a buyer who talks and knows their likes/dislikes than one who has nothing to say at all, or agrees and say's they like everything.

July 15, 2010 03:58 PM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Good advice ma'am for all buyers.  They need to have a clear vision of what they want and then be able to state that vision to their agent.

July 15, 2010 05:48 PM
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Steven L. Smith
Bellingham WA Home Inspector
King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Working for myself, not had to make a career move where I worked for another since 1974, but it can be very stressful for sure.

July 15, 2010 09:37 PM
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Steve Shatsky
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Prudential Texas Properties

Hi Pat... I have been down that path with buyers.  I eliminated properties for all the wrong reasons and then they asked "Why didn't you show me that house" when they found the houses I had eliminated on their own!  A definite failure to communicate.

July 15, 2010 10:56 PM
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Yvette Chisholm
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Sometimes buyers don't even know what they want or it changes as they see different options.  It is really important to put yourself in the buyers situation so that your tastes are not influencing the choices.  Many times my clients think I share their taste, but more often, I can just figure out their taste.

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Pat Kennedy -- author of The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate -- gives you a look at life on the streets as a real estate broker in our nation's capital. And her blog is peppered with great advice combined with humor!