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Rainmaker
5,579,193
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they should be fully prepared with all necessary documentation for a loan.... they need to be prepared to with money in their account to write a check and jump....

Dec 03, 2016 03:10 AM
Rainmaker
755,751
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

That once they choose one of us, there is NO need to call every sign, no need to go to every builder on their own, no need to go to every open house on their own , shall I stop there???

Dec 03, 2016 02:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,326,750
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington ,

Having a realistic comfort zone for a payment is crucial and then stick to it!

Dec 02, 2016 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,759,239
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

That shopping for homes is not like buying a box of Cheerios. You can't get what you want going store to store. There are only so many homes for sale & that's the inventory. Can't go get more or they are not hiding in a secret stash that only realtors know about.

Dec 02, 2016 02:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,119
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

They need to understand that unless money is no object they will not find a 100% perfect home and will need to make some compromises and should know what compromises they are ready to make and what are their non-negotiables.

Dec 03, 2016 04:40 AM
Ambassador
3,986,960
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I wish they knew to get their agent first and don't call the listing agents for showings. The lisitng agent works for the seller.

Dec 02, 2016 08:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,235
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As much as possible.

Dec 02, 2016 08:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

What they really want or need

Dec 02, 2016 05:53 PM
Ambassador
3,724,077
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If they are in DC, my phone number!

Dec 02, 2016 05:48 PM
Ambassador
4,721,360
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What their true (and reaistic) budget is on a monthly basis, loan plus personal expenses

Dec 02, 2016 04:28 PM
Ambassador
3,943,557
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

What they feel comfortable paying in monthly payments...

Dec 02, 2016 04:19 PM
Rainmaker
6,965,243
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I wish they knew what they  wanted.

Dec 02, 2016 04:12 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,167
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I wish that buyers knew that most of the time the listing agent is an agent of the seller, and they aren't going to get any better deal by working with the listing agent. 

Dec 02, 2016 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
940,923
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My phone number :)

Dec 03, 2016 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
3,070,784
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

What they want in a home...

Dec 03, 2016 04:45 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

They should know how much they need to  buy a house.

Dec 03, 2016 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
804,277
Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
Realtor in Naples & Marco Island, FL

I agree with Barbara Todaro - be ready to buy!

Dec 03, 2016 03:52 AM
Ambassador
4,316,065
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Meussner - I go over my 'Buyer Consultation' where they almost know everything about buying their home in MA - including some myths.

Dec 02, 2016 10:33 PM
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5,697,571
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

What they can afford in tough times.

Dec 02, 2016 08:24 PM
Rainer
319,929
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

How much they  can pay for a mortgage and what they actually want.  Seems like the search begins and their mind changes on their wants and must haves.  

Dec 02, 2016 08:14 PM
Rainmaker
2,051,130
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The WHY's behind many of the things we do and will happen during the transaction

Dec 02, 2016 05:23 PM
Rainmaker
590,047
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Besides knowing their budget, which neighborhood/area/county/state they want to live in. Sometimes a get a call on a listing and they start asking me where it is in California.

Dec 02, 2016 05:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,767,371
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington .

Dec 02, 2016 04:20 PM
Rainmaker
600,052
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

That they can trust their real estate professional to work on their behalf to find the best possible home for them at the best price. That professional will be loyal to them and they owe loyalty back.

Dec 02, 2016 03:22 PM
Ambassador
4,510,664
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I wish they understood agency and loyalty!  I get calls all of the time from other agents' clients wanting to tour 'my listing' and it's an IDX listing, not my own!  Drives me crazy!  USE YOUR AGENT - that's what we're paid to do for YOU!!

Dec 02, 2016 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,435,050
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

A realistic budget. Though with the internet most seemed more informed than those past!

Dec 04, 2016 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,424,800
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here some agents are telling people "Homes are not appraising and you'll have to pony up the difference."  I'm loving that!

Dec 03, 2016 07:41 PM
Rainmaker
843,962
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I would say "whom" - a reliable agent.

Dec 03, 2016 06:45 PM
Rainmaker
864,358
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Tax rates in the neighborhood.

Dec 03, 2016 04:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,651
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Loyalty and honesty.

Dec 03, 2016 10:03 AM
Rainmaker
4,277,234
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

That there is no perfect home but close to one.

 

Dec 03, 2016 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
4,244,493
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

The definition of compromise.  

Dec 03, 2016 08:34 AM
Rainmaker
2,683,692
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Move with a purpose....

Dec 03, 2016 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,508,482
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If they see waht they want they should be prepared to make an offer and be ready to close!

Dec 03, 2016 06:42 AM
Ambassador
1,616,454
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

The area they wish to live in

Dec 03, 2016 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Meussner Buying a home is not a hobby to be found in their spare time. This is a big decision and should be taken seriously.

Dec 03, 2016 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
1,667,226
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That they are better served by sticking with one trusted agent and to be honest, transparent with their thoughts and emotions on each home they visit

Dec 03, 2016 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
786,178
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

That buying a home is serious business.  If you're not going to be an active participant keep renting or living at Mom's. 

Dec 03, 2016 05:44 AM
Rainmaker
3,376,482
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I think many wish they would hav emade a better choice in agents when they choose one that is not helping them through out the whole process. 

Dec 03, 2016 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
914,708
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Hmmm,

They should have KNOWN to call me first.

Seriously, I find buyers much better informed than in past years. What they NEED to know seems driven more by their situation than by a general lack of information. They tend to have greater confidence in what they know. With patience, their agent can lead them to 'UNLEARN' the fantasies they read repeatedly.

 

 

Dec 03, 2016 04:56 AM
Rainer
150,216
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I really, really wish that they would take the time to consider their "wants" and their "must haves".

I know that some they cannot determine until they start their search with me, but some like a basement, etc. would be pretty easy to determine in advance. 

 

Dec 03, 2016 04:48 AM