Whew..dodged a bullet. Wait a minute, two bullets! Helped my buyers slow down and SEE what they were buying.
Buyer 1. "This is the MOST beautiful home of this floorplan in the development! The granite, the backsplash choices, the lighting fixtures, and that Furniture..let's write an offer, I LOVE it."
Me: "It IS a great home. How about we arrange a night showing? Let's spend a little more time here..just to make sure."
We went and guess what??? The home looked and felt very different the second time around for my Buyer. We were able to take a breath, discuss the homes' obvious virtues, but also the lack of LOCATION., and several other things that she needed to think about, outside of all the bells and whistles. We wrote on a completely different home and a much better fit for her requirements.
Buyer 2: Interesting experience with my next buyer . Our first home we looked at ticked all her buttons. Literally...ALL of them! But..it was the first home we looked at. She wasn't quite ready to believe we'd hit the bullseye so easily. We kept looking. Unfortunately, that first home was also the best price/sf in that area of the Palm Springs Valley and getting tons of activity. We went back for another viewing. More educated now, she wanted to know if I had an opinion about the potential value in the future. I LOVE being asked that.
Realtors can never predict what is going to happen. BUT..we can certainingly share our knowledge and many years of experience. My 13 years here in the desert, in new homes and resale, land and homes, SHORT SALES and standard sales, ups and downs. So FUN and interesting to help a client predict for THEMSELVES, what just might happen, based on facts over the past years cycles.
Buyers..if you're doubting the value of an experienced professional in the real estate field..think again! Good Realtors take our jobs very seriously..