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I received a new buyer from my website a couple of days ago. I saw she was searching for listings within my site and emailed her asking if I could help in any way.
She sends me an email that was very broad and just begged for further questions to be asked. Her email was, "I am looking for sandy loam property very close to the ABIA. Acreage of 12 or more. Doesn't have to have a house on it, but would be nice if it is 4 bedrooms or more."
With the above, I turned around and asked questions like, "What is "very close" to the ABIA mean to you? Is this 2 blocks or 2 miles?" I asked this because this is an AIRPORT! Who wants to actually live a block away from an airport?
I also asked her what her intentions for the sandy loam would be so I knew to search for farms and ranches or for residential lots.
One of the main questions I asked was what price range she was looking in. I mean, come on... 12 acres in the city limits? You've gotta be kidding! You're going to have to pay for that! Why would I want to send her listings for several hundreds of thousands of dollars if her price range was something like $150k?
Also, would her price range change if there was or wasn't a house on the property, especially since she would like to have 4 bedrooms if there is a house.
There are many questions to have answers to before listings can be sent off to a prospective buyer.
Wanna know what kind of response I got for taking the time to ask these questions to get to know this buyer a little better and to learn more about what she's looking for so I could help her to the best of my ability???
"That's all right. I've found someone who really wants to help, and in so doing has send me many real estate postings to view."
Someone who "really" wants to help? Did that person just send listings without asking what you wanted, and that made you happy? Consumers are always griping about how they don't get the type of customer service they want and expect, and then this lady doesn't get any "good" service, just a bunch of broad ended listings, and she thinks it's great... Did she really just get annoyed because I asked her questions?
I can't win for losing!!
If you're looking for awesome customer service, someone who will take the time to get to know you and your needs and not treat you like just the next buyer off the street, then give me a call and let's find your next house together.
Austin, TX and the surrounding areas of Lakeway, Bee Cave, Westlake Hills, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Spicewood, Circle-C, Steiner Ranch, and everywhere in between... Whether you're buying or selling, I'll be with you through the entire process.
This blog is to help educate Buyers, Sellers and even other Realtors across the country. Each market is different and the way Real Estate is done is different. Austin Real Estate is completely different than Dallas, California and Florida and everywhere else in between. Some times there will be other things besides real estate as I like to rant and rave as much as the next!! Come back often!
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.