Welcome to Tucson, may we take your order?

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Real Estate Agent with NextHome Complete Realty AZDRE #SA581604000

I really love my job as a real estate agent.  I love helping people find the home they want to invest in and live in and raise their family in.  But so many times when people ask me about homes in Tucson, AZ for the first time, they just give me a list. 

Fenced Yard

Three bedroom/Two bath

Good schools

Low crime

Sound familiar?  Yes, but it is also really vague and subjective.  My ideas of good schools may not be your idea of good schools.  I want a high school with a great marching band program (Former Band Geek shining through, forgive me).  You want one that has an engineering fast-track.  Low crime? What sort of crime? What is "low"?  A percentage per capita? A rural area may have only three thefts a year, but if there are only 9 homes in the neighborhood, that's a high percentage of crimes in that area. 

Even if we pinpoint your ideal school and crime risk area, how many three bedroom/two bath homes are available? And in your price range? Wait, you didn't even think about pre-qualifying yet, did you?

In comes me, your friendly real estate agent, and you rattle off your list, I run back, print off what I thought you were asking for, then you see them and go, Wait, no, no, no.  This is all wrong.  I hate Santa Fe style, this one is an attached town home, and I must have a place for an office! You are upset, I am hurt that I couldn't find you anything you wanted, and no one is happy.

Looking for a home is not like driving up to the fast-food window, and placing your order.  These multifaceted transactions reGirl serving drinks at fast food restaurantquire patience and a great deal of understanding about the needs of the family living there.  The personal questions I ask help me delve into what the spaces will be used for, not because I want to gossip.  Financial issue questions help me determine a realistic budget before you fall in love with a house that you can't qualify for.

For buyers or sellers, a client consultation does not cost you any money.  I use that time to understand who you are, what your needs and wants are, help you understand the terminology and time lines, and establish the goals you are wanting to accomplish. 

So when I ask that you take the time to visit with me before  I try to just "fufill your order," know that I want to help and can best do that when your expectations are being met.

If you are buying or selling in Vail, AZ, Sahuarita, AZ or the greater metropolitan Tucson, AZ area call me for a free consultation to see how I can help you with your real estate needs.

 

 

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Tierra Antigua Realty is your real estate gold mine in the Tucson Arizona area. For buying information, real estate advice, and top selling techniques, contact Lexa Montierth at 520. 405 . 2857 to setup your free consultation. I can help you reach the right decisions in regards to your real estate needs. Looking forward to meeting you!

 

Comments (2)

Christina Sanchez Hood
Palo Alto, CA
#SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living

Lexa, how funny.  I have not been to Tuscon in years and I know it has changed greatly (My sis lives in Buckeye).  Back in August I ranted about a similar event that happened to me.  I called it My Secret Phone Diary.  Your point about a client consultation not costing money is really the point we need to share with others.  Getting your thoughts together before going out and making one of your life's biggest purchases, can be helpful :)

Dec 03, 2012 08:21 AM
Lexa R. Montierth
NextHome Complete Realty - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Sales Agent and Marketer

The link didn't work, but yes, Tucson has changed.  I know people don't want to sit down with us because they are not sure if they really want to move forward or not.  But then they miss out on  houses they wanted because they weren't ready to take it to the next level.  Really the smartest move anyone can make.  Today I ran a market analysis for a house that may never come on the market.  But I helped her realize her options, and she can make a more informed decision on future choices that may or may not include a move.

Dec 03, 2012 08:27 AM