We don't want the hassle of applying for a loan== until we find our home

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Real Estate Agent with RETIRED 200305001

There is the quote that I hear to often. How do they know if they can even get one? How do they know the price they can afford?

I also often hear, "we won't have any problem getting a loan". We were approved for X two years ago in anther state". Huh?

Here is the other side of it folks. If I show you houses, you don't have to buy. I also don't have to show you houses when you can't prove you can buy.

I sometimes will show a vacant or 2 to see if we are on the same page about their wants and needs. What I won't do, is show occupieds, where the seller needs to leave for the showing until you have loan approval. Your thoughts?

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Rob Shepherd -  ABR, GRI, REALTORS® for Florence Oregon Real Estate
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Comments (6)

Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

 Have never restricted showings to unoccupied only but I do limit the time allotted until a pre qual at a minimum is obtained.

Jan 26, 2014 09:32 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Rob. I totally agree with you. Why waste your time unless the buyers are committed to purchase.

Jan 26, 2014 09:49 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Gary": One trip out is all they get with me.

Sheila: Thank you   have a great day!

Jan 26, 2014 10:46 PM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

The first trip out is on me, then I required a pre-qualification.  Many sellers specify they do not want their home shown to anyone who hasn't been throughe the qualification process.

 

 

Jan 27, 2014 08:05 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR
RETIRED

Jesse: More than you would think.

Bette: Can't blame them, they don't want looky loos

Jan 27, 2014 08:19 AM