Why We Preview Homes for our out of town Buyers

Real Estate Agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate

We Preview Homes for our out of town Buyers

In this competitive Manhattan New York market place, we work with many international foreign buyers or buyers that are out of town, there are times when buyers are busy or out of town and they would ask us to preview properties for them.

After our initial discussion with our buyers, we make recommendations or suggestions on what condos that will work best for our buyers. We have value-able knowledge and information about those properties that we can share with our buyers that no other agents can.

On occasions, there will be some unique properties that the buyers are looking for, that in order for us to maximize buyers' time and appointment, we make the time to preview the property for them to make sure those properties are worth their time to visit. We will document the property by hundreds of photos and/or videos to send to our out of town buyers.

I often hear from other Real Estate agents saying that they do not preview the properties for their buyers, especially they think it is a waste of time. I think as Real Estate professionals, we should be well versed and knowledgeable to our market place, previewing properties is always a good experience, there is always something to learn and rare a waste of time.

It is absolutely crucial on learning about the market and the properties in your market place, not only serve the buyers you are currently working with, it can also help you with the next sets of buyers that may be looking in the same criteria.

Say YES when you are invited to an open house or your buyers ask you to preview for them.

Happy Selling.


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Eileen Hsu 許雅嵐 (email: EHSU(@)elliman.com)

Our team specialize in Manhattan New York Condominiums, townhouses, and condops.

We are condominium residents ourselves so we understand the Manhattan New York condominium community. We also enjoy all Manhattan neighborhoods, especially Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Financial District, Chelsea, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Nolita and etc just to name a few. If you or you know someone that may be interested in selling, buying or leasing their Manhattan New York condo, call us today (917)837-8869 or (646)644-6929 and we can discuss your specific Real Estate goals.

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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I always love to do previews for out of town buyers (many of my buyers are second home out of towners). Really helps them when I can get a feel for what they need.

Aug 21, 2012 02:13 AM #1
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Hi Jeffrey, we do preview often for those unique properties that buyers are looking for.

Aug 21, 2012 02:17 AM #2
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Eileen, I would love to know how you vet your potential clients...I have been having a tough time the past couple of months with clients who are not 'reliable'...you definitely do an outstanding job in your Manhattan market area for all your buyers.

Aug 21, 2012 04:10 AM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Eileen it is good that you provide this important benefit for your out of area buyers. Sometimes I even take pictures and short videos so they can get a better feel for it!

Aug 21, 2012 09:18 AM #4
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eileen, you are an excellent agent and work hard for your buyers and sellers.    Previewing properties is a must to know what inventory is available!

Aug 21, 2012 10:59 AM #5
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Previewing is something that saves buyers a lot of time, because often there are aspects of a property that are left out of listing pictures or descriptions that might be very important for a buyer to know beforehand.

Aug 23, 2012 12:31 AM #6
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