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We thought we knew what we were looking for proclaimed my buyers.
This is a common response when buyers find a home they love that’s a good bit different than what they originally expressed. What they thought they wanted was a two story with the master down, what they purchased was a single story with a nice split floor plan. We as Realtors see this play out all the time, we conduct an initial consult with our clients to understand the flavor of their priorities. We need to understand a price range a “needs lists” and a “wish list” this gives us guidelines to work within. A Realtor also realizes those parameters can and do change.
I have had couples who did not want a new construction home actually purchase one and visa versa. I have been told “we want a home on at least 5 Acres” only to purchase a home on half an acre. One couple stated they would only consider a home in NE Albuquerque only to purchase in NW. Some would mandate only hardwood floors but in turn purchase a home with carpet, they later installed their own hardwood. You get the idea.
I understand all of this perfectly well. As we get to know each I learn more about your likes, dislikes and your wiggle room. When working with a couple there is often two separate lines of thinking and as we work together those individual thoughts and ideas begin to meld and even migrate into something a good bit different than what was originally requested.
Now, I have also experienced buyers that are so laser focused they budge little from their original plan with only moderate compromise. It seems there is always some degree of compromise even in new construction and custom homes.
The moral of my story “We thought we knew what we were looking for” is this. Buying a home is a process, it takes an initial plan of attack, it takes focus to stay on course but it also takes an open mind to consider possibilities that may actually benefit you in ways you may not have even considered.
So my response when they said John, we thought we knew what we were looking for is this... you knew it all along you just hadn't seen it yet.
If your considering Buying, Selling or Relocating to Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, NM and need a Professional Realtor It would be my pleasure to help you!
Be sure to visit my AlbuquerqueHomes.com website for total access to all available homes in the following New Mexico communities: Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Ranchos, Placitas, Bernalillo, Tijeras, Sandia Park, Cedar Crest, Bosque Farms, Los Lunas & Belen.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.