lol - I know this has happened to you too! The phone rings; I answer.
Caller: "Yes, I'd like to see the brick house for sale in Prairie Village. I don't remember the address - aside to wife - honey, what street was that house on?"
A conversation ensues while I wait patiently (patiently) for him to come back to the phone call he initiated. It's a bit amusing to listen as they try to retrace their drive to figure out which street they may have been on. More amusing is their combined description of the house they relay to me. "It had beautiful roses in the front yard. It had a chimney. It was on that street with all the trees. It's less than a mile from the coffee shop we go to on Sundays. It had black shutters - no, wait, that one didn't have shutters!"
Lovely people, they've just described about 50 homes for sale in Prairie Village. I want to help them, really I do.
There are 3 things I can do for them:
- I can send them an email with all the houses listed for sale in Prairie Village and they can see which house they liked.
- I can give them an MLS app that they can use to find out everything about the house on their smartphone while they're sitting in front of it
- I can arrange to meet with them in person and we can both look on the computer to see the house they like.This option allows us to discuss the details of the house intelligently and determine if it will really meet their needs. If it will, we can make an appointment to see it. And we can also see what else is available that they may have missed.
People do like to drive through the neighborhoods they want to buy in before they're actually prepared to buy. It's fun to look and dream! When they are really and truly ready though, they get an agent to help them. They learn about the steps to buying a house, get their finances in order, and then find the home they'll buy. Their agent will walk them through the process and manage all of the documents, negotiating, and closing preparations. Buyers who try to skip this step find the process more overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating than it needs to be.
Random phone calls? Sure, I'm happy to talk to you! If you allow me, though, I can save you time and money. Use the resources at my disposal to make your home buying experience enjoyable and efficient.