How Many Pasadena Condos Do You Need to See Before You Buy?

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How Many Pasadena Condos Do You Need To See Before You Buy?


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How many Pasadena area condos do you need to see before you can make a decision to buy one?   Sometimes just the look on the face of the buyers gives me an indication -- you mean I need to buy a condo if I get in your car and see properties?  The point in asking this and other questions is to get an indication of your timing and your motivation in buying a Pasadena area condo, townhome, loft or single family home.   


A real estate coach gave me excellent advice many years ago --- ask this question:   if I listen to you very carefully and I find you everything you want -- location, size and price -- will you buy it?   What if it has 90% of everything you want?

Far from being a pushy kind of salesperson -- you can see that from the testimonials of my clients --  I do want to help you with the homebuying process.  If the decision is not to buy -- that’s okay but let’s be clear about the goal.    

Do you need to see a set number of properties before you make a decision to buy?  What is that number?  Why that number and not five more or five less?   

How many Pasadena condos(or townhomes, lofts or single family homes) do you need to see before you buy?

Michael Jacobs is a Realtor who serves the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley as well as the adjacent Northeast Foothill communities within the city of Los Angeles.   He can be reached at 818.516.4393 cell or michaeljacobs@coldwellbanker.com   


 

Questions are important when buying your new home -- here's another....

So What Do You Think of This Pasadena Home?

 


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Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com
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Michael - Great post.  My favorite is "I'll know it when I see it and I just don't want to miss out on something better if we don't see them all". 

August 05, 2012 05:34 PM
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Morgan Evans
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate

It's always interesting how this works out, I think it comes down to motivatation, how long somebody has to look for a property, their price range and how open they are to the advice they are given.

 

August 06, 2012 07:11 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Charles - ah, yes that response too!

Laura -- and I'll ask -- are you looking to look or looking to buy?

Morgan -- exactly!

August 06, 2012 08:58 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired Real Estate Broker, Maryland Blogger

You have posed a very difficult question.  In some markets, buyers might need to look at many properties and in other markets only a few that meet the basic requirements are available.  

In our market, in Maryland, the selection is limited.




August 06, 2012 10:10 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena Real Estate Representation 818.516.4393
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Hello Roy -- your market in Maryland appears to mimic the current Pasadena inventory of homes for sale -- very limited!   Multiple offers and homes selling over the list price is not uncommon so the number of properties that may meet a buyer's requirements is rather limited -- there is certainly a need for compromise.   

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