I think this needs to be re-blogged it is such a good post! Something all agents should tell their buyers after looking at a few homes.
Some buyers aren’t satisfied unless a house meets their every requirement – and they often have a long list. It might be the right neighborhood, size, price, floor plan, yard, and pool, and they really love the kitchen, but they can’t sit in the LR and look out at the back yard, so it won’t work. Or it didn’t have a closet in the home office, so it’s off the list even though it meets their other needs. Their expectations are unrealistic. There are probably many houses that they could live in happily, but they demand perfection, down to the last detail.
Some of these buyers get discouraged and frustrated when they don’t find the right house by the third showing and decide to wait a few years to buy. Others are sure that they’ll find the perfect house that meets every requirement and won’t give up until they find it. They continue to look for months, and in extreme cases, years.
A good agent will help their customers understand that even though it’s a buyer’s market, it’s not likely they’ll find a house that is perfect in every possible way for their lifestyle, tastes, and needs. Rather, if they focus on the top 2 or 3 must-haves, they will probably find several houses that are suitable and then be in a good position to negotiate for the one they like best.