Did you see? Do you know where it is?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

did you seeIn a recent closing my client said she was going to use the words "Did you see? and "Do you know where it is?" engraved on her husband's tombstone! We all had a good laugh.

Let's face it as we all age these are common questions we hear on a regular basis. Forgetting where we laid our glasses, pills, books...you name it..these occurrances happen on a regular basis! 

Working with buyers I'm often asked the same type of questions....did you see that house on 2408 XYZ Street?  Do you know where it is located?  Do you know why they are selling?  Do you know the schools that house feeds into?

After pre-approving buyers it is important to help hone down their list of wants, needs and desires to a manageable list.  Establishing a neighborhood and community should be the primary goal before making the search for "the" home.  There are many factors to consider...commute time to work, amenities offered, closeness to goods & services plus access to main highways.  Each buyer values things differently in establishing what is most important.  It's my job to listen carefully to assess the options and help the buyer process what is available.

I love my job...it's like working on a new puzzle with each client.  I'm used to questions and after 21 years in real estate I know the answers or where to find them!  If you're thinking about a move in NW Austin in the near future I can be reached at my office: 512-346-1799 or email: dillard@reloaustin.com.

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Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
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Dorie, this is always a challenge and although i feel i am like an encyclopedia, you can't be all knowing...drilling down to the area is the best way...when they want to consider 4 towns it really is about price and not quality of living i've found...best

May 05, 2011 12:16 AM #1
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Dorie, so true. Everyone places a different value on life and what we deem important. A good agent's job is to find out what is important to their client...

May 05, 2011 12:18 AM #2
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Ginny,

The time spent determining which area or part of town a buyer feels the most comfortable makes the most sense because then finding the house becomes a walk in the park!

May 05, 2011 12:31 AM #3
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Michael,

Demonstrating listening skills will always help the process!

May 05, 2011 12:32 AM #4
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The Scott Loper Team Bux-Mont Premier Properties
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Hi Dorie,

This post rings true around here.  First off, sometimes I think I am losing my mind... I can't find my keys, glasses, purse, etc.  Then the rest of the family chimes in with things they can't find - I think I spend too much time simply looking for things!  Second, I don't like when clients start asking the 20 Questions about a home - it is one thing if they are truly interested in a home but we get clients who want to know everything about a home we KNOW they are clearly not interested in.

Lisa

May 05, 2011 12:47 AM #5
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Craig Rutman
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Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

This is so true Dorie. Each client is different and that's what keeps our jobs so interesting.

May 05, 2011 01:31 AM #6
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Lisa,

Thats what makes our jobs so fun :)

May 05, 2011 02:00 PM #7
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Kristine Ginsberg
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Dorie - you are the go-to Realtor in your area and that is apparent by your blog. I know know so much about your area that if I were ever moving to or near Canyon Creek - you'd be the first person I'd call. BTW - it is a beautiful area!

May 05, 2011 04:23 PM #8
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a lot of similarities in both life and houses, as both age tends to need work LOL  We always need to be able to point out items to our buyers and sellers and you do a good job educating your clients!

May 05, 2011 05:33 PM #9
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kristine,

Thank you! I know if you were ever living in our area you would get my vote for a  stager!

May 06, 2011 12:07 AM #10
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Mailyn,

Thank you..I love what I do so it is fun to me!!

May 06, 2011 12:08 AM #11
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Kim Delia
Remax Professional Associates - Charlton, MA
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Good Morning Dorie, that's so true.  I seem to get the same questions asked everyday by the buyers. 

May 06, 2011 12:09 AM #12
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Craig,

I totally agree! Each client has their own nuances..that what makes it fun!

May 06, 2011 12:10 AM #13
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I think we all get so many questions asked but that is our job and if we know our areas it should be a walk in the park!

May 06, 2011 12:11 AM #14
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Joshua Zargari
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Good morning Dorie.

A very nice post...

Have a great weekend.

May 06, 2011 12:31 AM #15
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Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Dorie....this is a great post....so many questions to answer, You seem to have it down pat.....Nice job!
Hope you have a great day!!---Rob

May 06, 2011 12:32 AM #16
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