Can you show me this house now?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner 01293735 CA

How many times have we as real estate agents and brokers heard this. I used to pick up whatever I was doing and run over there. Now I at least quiz the people first as to their qualifacations and exactly what they are looking for. Many times I can find out without going there if there people are a fit for the house. Here are some of the questions I ask:

Do you have a real estate agent?

Have you seen the neighborhood?
Are you qualified?

Are you approved?
How is your credit?

How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
How soon are you looking to move?

How many homes have you viewed?

 

 

 

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The Lori Bowers Group

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La Quinta, Palm Desert, Indio, Rancho Mirage, Coachella , Indian Wells and the surrounding Palm Springs Area.

78120 Calle Estado Suite 103

Old Town La Quinta

La Quinta, CA 92253

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Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Lori, I can't imagine that there is anyone who has been in business for any length of time who has not received this call(and probably multiple times).   Asking questions is obviously important but it the approach will be different for me if it the call is regarding my listing versus just a random call.   If it's one of my listings, I will certainly qualify a buyer before hand but will more likely to show it than just a random call.   

Jan 25, 2014 06:47 AM #1
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Lori...this is a must list to ask otherwise we would be jumping up everytime the phone rings for some tire kickers.

Jan 25, 2014 08:15 AM #2
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

I appreciated the effort of the post and enjoyed your blog. Look forward to others you write soon.

Jan 25, 2014 10:24 AM #3
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Lori - Great post and I admit that I was a "pop-tart" agent in the hot market when I first started.  Now with the requirement of a Buyer Agency Agreement here in Northern VA to show any home other than one of my listings, it is pretty easy to cull out the looky-lou's who have an agent that is on vacation.

Jan 25, 2014 11:50 PM #4
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Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

Thanks for the comment and I like the Buyer Agency Agreement.

Jan 26, 2014 12:51 AM #5
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Tina Parker
Keller Williams Select Realty - Bedford, NS
CNE, REDM, SRES, CSP Home Staging REALTOR, Halifax

We use a Designated Buyers Agreement as well and it helps to weed out non-commited buyers.  I've wasted so much time and energy on people not even close to buying a house when I first started.  I admit, I do have to get better at prequalifying so thanks for the list.

Jan 26, 2014 03:38 AM #6
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