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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Why does he have to be saying anything other than he's tired of house hunting?  It really isn't fun for the majority of people.

Jul 15, 2016 08:46 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Depends.  Most likely is bummed because what he wants he can't afford or he's getting beat up in multiple bids and not winning one.

Jul 15, 2016 08:40 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

my champagne taste on a beer budget isnt going to work... so i will sit on the sidelines of life some more and waste my life, having said that, there are times renting is a better idea. right now is not that time...

Jul 15, 2016 08:23 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

He's scared. He has gone over the deal in his mind and his fears kicked in

Jul 15, 2016 10:28 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Most likely it means that the person can't afford what they want...they are not happy w/ what they are able to afford.  Or, it could just mean that they aren't ready yet or that they don't like looking at homes.

Jul 15, 2016 09:10 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

What I want costs more than what I have. 


Jul 15, 2016 08:28 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

"I don't have enough $$ for want I really want".

Jul 15, 2016 09:46 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

He's lost his joy and some hope. He's saying you need to do something different for him to change this experience.

I have a great tool for this and I had to use it 3 times, successfully thank goodness, in 2015 alone. 

Maybe I'll blog about it, I've actually already done that in the recent past and I know I've mentioned it in the Q&A.

I know it works.

Jul 15, 2016 11:52 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Looking at homes can be overwhelming especially if you don't find something that really speaks to you. That TV show where you look at 3 and HAVE to pick 1? So not the real worls.

Jul 15, 2016 11:31 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

It really depends ... but when a buyer would say that it could also mean there is just nothing on the market that is exciting him and he wants to just put this on hold til things change.

Jul 15, 2016 10:09 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

He may be looking for another agent. 

Jul 15, 2016 09:42 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Some are saying exactly that. I've had buyers get tired of looking and decide to rent. Others eventually realize that they aren't going to find a $400,000.00 house for $300,000.00.

Jul 15, 2016 09:40 AM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

He's either 'not seeing the right one' or he's 'disappointed in what he is seeing', meaning what is out there in his price range Debbie Reynolds.    

Jul 15, 2016 09:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Depends I think. Could truly be tired or frustrated with looking. Maybe making a switch in plans? Not truly serious right now?

Jul 15, 2016 09:04 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I agree with Susan Emo - not much more to say and keep in touch for when he is ready to start again.

Jul 15, 2016 10:37 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

He know he can not afford a home that he likes. He may want to save more money.

Jul 15, 2016 10:10 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

He doesn't like what he is seeing - He's depressed - He's scared & wants to hide for another year & probably never pull the trigger.

If he is renting he's getting pressed hard 60 days+ to resign - they can be really nasty.

Jul 15, 2016 09:55 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

In your area, where homes are very affordable, this would be an indication of the absence of motivation. In our are with high prices, it could simply be frustration.

Jul 15, 2016 09:54 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - the motivation is now low! Simple.

The 'compecency' is now more dominant than the benefit of home ownership.

Jul 15, 2016 04:58 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

That happens sometimes and they are just tired of looking at houses!

Jul 15, 2016 02:37 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Like Susan Emo I would takeit at face value.  A

Jul 15, 2016 02:02 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It means to me that there may be a financial problem or something else, such as a pending divorce.

Jul 15, 2016 01:33 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Could be a couple of things, things are moving to fast or he really doesn't know what he wants.

Jul 15, 2016 01:26 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It sounds to me like this isn't really a committed buyer. 

Jul 15, 2016 01:21 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Maybe he is unrealistic about the market and prices.

Jul 15, 2016 01:20 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Either he is really tired of looking and will rent for a while or he's looking for a new agent.

Jul 15, 2016 12:47 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't have enough information.  Has he made offers?  Low inventory?  Has seen a lot of homes doesn't like them?  


Jul 15, 2016 11:59 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Having read all the comments you have received so far Debbie Reynolds I will put ditto marks under Mike Rock comment.

Jul 15, 2016 11:17 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It says Debbie she works too hard.  Ask him to call you when ready.

Jul 15, 2016 10:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It's not about you --- it's about him....or maybe it is about you.   Real buyers buy.  

Jul 16, 2016 01:57 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

He's not ready.

Jul 16, 2016 01:05 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

With such "thin" inventory, they probably haven't found a home or condo in the community of choice.

Jul 16, 2016 01:04 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

They were window shopping.

Jul 16, 2016 12:27 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Probably that he can't afford what he really wants.  

Jul 15, 2016 11:28 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds This person wasn't a real buyer. You probably learned that nothing made this person happy when looking at homes. How many homes did you show the buyer? That might be a hint.

Jul 15, 2016 11:18 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

He can't make a decision! His level of discomfort with his current situation is not high enough to motivate him!

Jul 15, 2016 11:18 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Anna Banana Kruchten!

Jul 15, 2016 11:12 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Sounds like 2 possibilites to me:

Tired of looking at houses - perhaps his price range has given him 2nd thoughts

He wasn't a good prospect to begin with


Jul 15, 2016 10:54 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

The first question that crosses my mind is how motivated is this buyer. This is the mirror image of a seller who "wants to test the market, but doesn't really need/want to sell." This may be a buyer who "wanted to test the market and didn't really need/want to buy."

Jul 15, 2016 10:41 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Kenneth J. Jones nailed it...

Jul 15, 2016 09:45 PM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

He's probably saying "I'm tired of looking at houses and I think I'll rent for a while."

Seems pretty darn clear to me.

Jul 15, 2016 02:37 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

He is saying he is not motivated.

Jul 18, 2016 02:36 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good by:) Buyer is not ready to commit to home ownership

Jul 16, 2016 10:27 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Can be frustrating for buyers also.  Maybe they can't buy the type of home they want. Could be tired of searching... 

Jul 16, 2016 02:23 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Depends on the person...they may be frustrated or they decided they don't have faith in you...or...

Jul 16, 2016 01:16 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like he's tired and he has cold feet

Jul 16, 2016 01:04 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Could be he:

  • hasn't found something he likes
  • is too embarrased to say he needs to save up more money
  • wants to work with someone else and doesn't have the balls to come out and say it.
Jul 16, 2016 10:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

A.  He's telling the truth.

B.  He really doesn't want to buy.

C.  He found a home he's buying with another agent. FSBO, etc.

D.  His wife just found out about his mistress and is divorcing him.

E.  Any or all of the above.

Jul 16, 2016 03:49 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I had one client that we wrote 17 contracts and were always beat out, they are renting till next year.

Jul 16, 2016 03:44 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

He is saying someone showed him too many homes without giving  him a reality check, and now he realizes that he can't afford what he dreams of at night.


Jul 16, 2016 03:43 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

he could be giving out many messages...he's changing Realtors; he is truly going to rent; you're not showing him the right homes; and many more scenarios....

Jul 16, 2016 03:03 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

That he is tired of looking at houses to buy and it might make more sense for him to rent for a while and look at his leisure?

Jul 16, 2016 02:15 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Buyer fatique from not seeing what he has envisioned that he would find. I would be concerned that he has decided to work with another agent.

Jul 16, 2016 01:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Debbie, My sense is that it may mean something different for each individual.  It could mean just about anything … including maybe getting cold feet.



Jul 16, 2016 01:37 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

He has looked at many homes and liked several a lot looking at 2 or 3 more than once. Made an offer on one and withdrew it hours later. Something isn't right and can't put my finger on it.

Jul 16, 2016 01:15 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

They can't afford the home they want and are unwilling to settle for less.  This is why we get paid the big bucks. It is our job to keep them involved and to buy the best available property within their budget.  They need to know that in the long run they will be much better off than renting.

Jul 16, 2016 01:13 AM