Just wanted to share with my fellow realtors my experience in the last two weeks in working with buyers.
I get most of my buyers via the internet. I spend a lot of time giving them information on the homes that they are looking for.
I make an extra effort to give them every detail available about each home they are interested in.
I recently worked with two buyers that are looking for a second home in Daytona Beach Florida. After carefully driving them around and showing each home they showed interest on I try to get some feedback on what they like and dislike about each home I showed them.
With this particular buyers they liked all the properties. They were all what they were looking for. Surprisingly I found that hard to believe because there is always something negative and positive with each home.
After spending 3 to 4 days with each buyer I wanted to narrow it down to maybe two homes so we can see if they want to put an offer on any one of the homes.
The response I get from both is the market is still going down and they want to pay the lowest possible price. My response was we can negotiate and hopefully come up with a price that the seller and the buyer can be happy with.
They both needed time to think about it and the final answer I received was that the Taxes are too high to pay for a second home. Both buyers were from Canada.
I spent two weeks with both buyers and they knew the Taxes before we went to see each home.
I cannot change the Property Taxes, Only us Voters as a group can do it. Lets hope we can make a difference in November.