Don't buy into the Pretty.

Reblogger
Services for Real Estate Pros with Randi Brammer, Acctg.

Bill Feela make a great point when working with buyers, especially new buyers.

So amny see the awe and not the why's, how's and on-no's.

Making sure the buyers get past the awe factor and into reality is very important and can save you time in the long run.

Check it out.

Original content by William Feela 20398180

WE see it often...a buyer walks into a home and fall in love.

They will step over the hole in the carpet and look right past the water spot  on the ceiling.

When they are done looking they have not even see the "real house".

The real house is the mechanicals.   The roof, siding, foundation spots on the ceiling, furnace and the like.

I have had people want to make an offer right away while they still see Hollywood in their eyes.

I tell them we need to step away and look a second time.  If that isn't possible or wanted, I will get them to step outside and we will re-enter the home looking at the "house" and not the glamour.

It is very important that they do this.  Saves me many after the sale headaches.

 

Comments (5)

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Randi,  Excellent reblog.  We as agents many times forget as well.  While looking for the right home we forget what client falls in love with might not be the perfect house when closely examined.  Mark 

Jan 16, 2015 11:25 PM
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Randi...thanks for the re-blog.  So important that buyers have eyes wide open.

Jan 17, 2015 04:20 AM
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

Randi, missed the original post.  Valuable insight for agents and buyers alike.  Best to you!

Jan 17, 2015 01:04 PM
Randi Brammer
Randi Brammer, Acctg. - Hinckley, MN
Accountant & Tax Preparer

I think more buyers need to think about this and read thiws.  It is something that happens often.

Jan 18, 2015 10:11 AM
Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

I missed this blog of RAndi's...May she rest in peace in GOD's arms.

Jan 22, 2015 11:29 PM