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Are All Buyers Unrealistic?
I just had a very interesting afternoon with my clients with whom have been working with for 5 months. They are similar to the generic buyer's we have into today's market. The sad part is that I really thought that I was managing their questions and expectations to the extent that they understood our California Bay Area market trends. They were giving me the signs that our time together was valuable and we were getting close to finding their home. Today, it all went up in smoke!!
My client actually was a bit angry at me for our house prices here in California. "I can rent," she said, "and still save money. I can move anywhere in the U.S. and buy a home for $200K." Well of course you can Mr. and Mrs. Buyer. But remember, you came to me because your job is here, and you wanted to buy a home and you needed my help! I didn't come to you and say you had to buy a house in California and pay high prices!
Yes, Mr. and Mrs. Buyer our California housing market is high. Actually the Bay Area was just named one of the most expensive areas to live. ... more
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