Hello, my name is EXIT STRATEGY...

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Real Estate Agent with Residential, Investment properties, rehab projects, property management, luxury homes, new construction!

I had a funny experience the other day with a new client.

When we met, they asked me if my nickname was "EXIT STRATEGY".  LOL!

 

I thought how funny...but then it became clear to me WHY I was sitting here talking to this particular client.  They had been referred to me from another home buyer that I worked with last year.  Their take away impression of me was that I did not want them to get into a house without an exit strategy.

We had a good laugh about the nickname "exit strategy" but there really is some truth to it.  When I work with a buyer, I like to KNOW that when they call me to sell that house (which I fully expect they WILL do at some point), I don't have to walk in and say "I can't get you out of this home".  

It's THAT important and that's why we have the discussion right up front. 

Yes, I know that things change.  Sometimes you think you're going to stay 5 years and you need to sell and move in 2.  Sometimes you thought a three bedroom was enough, but now you're having twins...LIFE HAPPENS.

But getting into a house is A LOT easier than getting out of it....unless you KNOW your exit strategy ahead of time.

Comments (3)

Angelia Garcia
Pure Realtors - Dallas, TX

cool.

I too throw out my opinion when it comes to resale.  Powerlines and railroad tracks behind homes are deal breakers.  LOL

May 22, 2012 07:09 AM
Patricia Beck
RE/MAX Properties, Inc., ABR, GRI, SRES - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realty

Resale is so important and many buyers don't think about it since they are just trying to find a home.

Jul 03, 2012 12:25 PM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Ron, begini with the end in mind. We also look at the resale factors in the house and mention it when a Buyer is considering a purchase. Some features are enjoyable to live in and will help sell the house when it's time to move on.

Sharon

Aug 14, 2012 10:56 AM

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