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.