Finding the Home is the EASY Part

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Real Estate Agent with Hansen Real Estate Group Inc.
Finding the Home is the EASY Part

I absolutely love looking at homes, which is the fun and easy part of my job as a REALTOR. Although on average I only show buyers 1-15 homes before they go under contract, so the fun usually doesn't last long.

I'll never forget the time my client went under contract on the second home I showed him. Upon acceptance he told me "this will be your easiest commission check ever." I knew that statement was the kiss of death and I was right. That transaction turned out to be one of the hardest transactions I've ever dealt with in my 10 year career.

Wellington Florida Home Buyers - Search Wellington Florida Homes For SaleWhile showing homes is part of my job it is by far the easiest part.

In my opinion my job doesn't really start until after we find the home and go under contract, then the hard part begins. There are numerous things throughout a real estate transaction that can derail it; from inspection issues to a low appraisal and then there are the ever so common last minute demands from the underwriting department that may jeopardize the entire transaction. It is my job to stay on top of everything and make sure the transaction stays on track by finding solutions.

So while some people think real estate agents show a few houses then sit back and wait for our commission check that is far from the truth.

Finding the home is the EASY part, getting to the closing table is the HARD part.

 

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Rainmaker
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Scott Baker
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Public's Perception vs. REALTORS® Reality. Quite a big difference.

Oct 27, 2010 07:18 AM #1
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Michelle, We've shown as few as 3, and as many as 70+ to get to a contract.  And like you said, that's just where the fun really gets started!

Oct 27, 2010 07:36 AM #2
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I think I worked with that "easy" buyer's twin up here last summer.  Showed him two houses, he picked one and then the trouble began. I believe he made the same kind of statement about him being the easiest transaction I'd ever have. 

Oct 27, 2010 08:09 AM #3
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
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Scott - HUGE difference

Liz & Bill - Wow, I think the most I've shown is maybe 25.  There never seems to be enough inventory in my neck of the woods.

Oct 27, 2010 08:11 AM #4
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Nancy Conner
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Even more true now than in the past that the hard work starts once the contract is signed!  And it seems like the truly "easy" deals just don't exist anymore!

Oct 27, 2010 09:13 AM #5
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You get a big amen from me sister!  The ones that are perceived to be the easiest turn out the hardest and the ones you think will be the most difficult are the easiest!

I have the smoothest transaction in my career going on right now.  We are still waiting on the appraisal.  Knock on wood.

Oct 28, 2010 04:06 AM #6
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
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Chris Ann - Yep, that's his twin

Nancy - I completely agree

Renee - You're right, the "easy" ones are always the most difficult. 

Oct 28, 2010 06:27 AM #7
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