Interviewing a Potential Home Buyer

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Interviewing a Potential Home Buyer

The first question that is usually asked of someone interested in buying a home is, "How many bedrooms do you need."  While this is an important question, it doesn't speak to what is most important to someone wishing to purchase a home in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Over the years and few relocations later,  I've learned that relocating to another state can be stressful, exhilarating, frustrating and confusing all at the same time.  

BackyardHaving experienced relocation first hand, it's easy to understand how this affects families. Timing of events is even more important when home buyers are traveling great distances with families in tow.  Asking the right questions can be even more important.  

Oftentimes, there are features in an existing home that might be overlooked in the interview process. With this in mind, the first question asked is, "What do you love most about the home you are in now?" and "What do you dislike about this home?"  These questions will unearth a wealth of information that will be beneficial when searching for their next home.  Questions can be directed to the differences in their existing home and homes here in Scottsdale, Arizona.                                                             Arizona Homes_Drywall

 

Arizona has features in homes that are unique to our building process.  Newer homes will often have an "orange peel" finish on the walls that is common in construction.  Corners in rooms are also rounded, another common practice.  Coat closets are smaller due to our "sweater winter weather."  And air conditioning is configured differently in our 2 story newer homes to include thermostats controlled from the upstairs only to allow for more air conditioning in bedrooms.  Our backyards are usually "walled in" to deter outdoor critters from entering our yards.  

The outdoors is explained in great detail.  Getting used to the idea that we have coyotes, javalina and bobcats that can roam in nearby neighborhoods can be a scarey thought. If a home buyer isn't interested in being near those critters, we'll discuss moving them toward inner sections of the city.  

Scottsdale and the Phoenix area in general, have Mountain Preserves throughout the area, allowing animals to roam freely, even along hiking trails.  While it's not common to run into one of these critters, it does happen.  Hiking too early in the morning creates these encounters!

So, if you want someone who asks all the right questions with your best interests at heart, give me a call!

Javalina in Arizona

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Rainer
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Jayne Esposito
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Jan, the first question I ask relo clients is when will they be in town, followed by what type of neighborhood are they looking for (i.e. walk to a downtown village, secluded, "happening",etc.), then I get into the other stuff.  This helps me put together a tour of the area, then house tours.

Jan 28, 2012 07:06 AM #1
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Jayne - yes, all good questions and I ask those too. When getting ready to know a relo client we have to cover every base!  Best of luck to you!

Jan 28, 2012 07:10 AM #2
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Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
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I hope you are better organized than me, I always learn some essential piece of info after they have arrived and I have to rethink some of my choices in homes to see. 

Jan 28, 2012 01:38 PM #3
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Marge - Thanks for your comments.  Yes, I've done that before too.  I try to narrow down my list of showings so as to save time, gas and energy.  And I put them in driving order. This city is so large that you just gotta do that!  Have a great weekend!

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