The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"

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The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"  Buying a home can be very frustrating . Not only the qualifying first step . You know  where you sit down with the mortgage banker with all your information . Your pay stubs ,bank statements and tax-forms.You know all the things you had to search for . Hopefully you did not try to skip this step . Then you figure out the price of the house you can really afford the payment you can live with .

Now we are ready to hit the road and find the house of your dreams . The one when we walk into you get that feeling . Oh yes it is a feeling . It is the feeling that deep inside you know that this is home . You can live here . It may not have everything you thought you wanted but it does.  It has that this is my house feeling . You decide you are going to make an offer .   Here in my area of NE Philadelphia and Bucks County for a four bedroom 3 bath home with a finished  basement and two car garage ,yard  in great condition . Shall we say upgraded needing no work between $425,000-- $460,000 you can make an offer . 

I had called the listing agent she did not respond. We wrote the offer a darn good one I may add .  Just as I was ready to email the offer the agent called . Oh she said " I am so sorry we signed an agreement of sale this morning " Now we showed the house in the evening . When we were at the house another agent was leaving . When we left an agent was arriving to show the property . If the house was under agreement why didn't she cancel the appointment I asked her ?  Oh she said she had trouble with her phone she was so sorry . What was the offer she asked ?  Apparently by the tone in her voice I assumed it was a better deal then what she closed . 

The buyers were so upset but I insisted they snap out of it we has no time to waste .  The right house is screaming "Wait for Me " that one was not it . Sure enough the next day a new listing came on the market . We made an appointment . There it was .The one the buyer had been waiting for . While we were in the yard for the second time another agent came with a young couple and asked if he could come in . I said sure . She said let's get out of here . This is the right house you were right  it was screaming wait for me .

On the way back to the office the other agent called . Said you can bring me your offer the buyers backed out . The buyer loudly said forget it I found a house that was screaming wait for me .

The moral of this story is when you have buyers and you think as we all do . I will never find them a house .  You may lose several offers  ..just remember the  right house is screaming " Wait for Me " There it is the perfect house .

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Debbie Reynolds
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There is the right house out there. I try to not get buyers so committed to one they will never be happy with another.

Apr 22, 2015 01:52 PM #63
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Debbie Reynolds  I agree but why do agents allow you to show a house that is  under agreement ,That is so unfair to everyone .it is unfair to agents our time is valuable and makes us look a fool . Not to mention the disappointment the buyer must emotionally endure .

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment

Hannah

Apr 22, 2015 02:31 PM #64
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Hi Hannah - Well-told and and a happy ending.  Here's to another successful closing.   

Apr 23, 2015 01:05 AM #65
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Hannah, this has happend to me before.... love it when there are happy endings.

Apr 23, 2015 03:01 AM #66
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Michael Jacobs  Thirty five days and counting  .we are having Martinis

Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR  Sometimes i wonder why some agents time is more valuable then others .. Happily ever after

Thank you for taking the time to comment

Hannah

 

 

Apr 23, 2015 05:09 AM #67
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In a hot market, it behooves us to warn buyers that this can occur.

Many of us have been there and preparing the buyer for it saves your reputation if nothing else.

Apr 23, 2015 06:11 AM #68
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Lenn Harley  Yes this is true I always prepare my buyers . When agents are so rude as not to call and cancel appointments after signing agreements of sale well I guess we have to worry about our our reputations .

Thank you for your input

Hannah

Apr 23, 2015 06:22 AM #69
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Boy, I've participated in that story too..ha!!

Apr 25, 2015 08:54 AM #70
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Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN  You have to love these scenario's . Makes one wonder doesn't it

Thank you so much for your comment

Hannah

Apr 25, 2015 11:03 AM #71
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Hi Hannah Williams ,  It's amazing how that works. We have had several buyers fall in love with  house, only to lose it for whatever reason.  After finding a home later, they said they were glad they didn't get the other house, as they ended up with one they like better.

Apr 25, 2015 12:21 PM #72
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Larry Johnston  I truly believe there is a special house for each person and it is waiting for that special person to find them and when it happens it is a light and a union that lasts like a marriage

Thank you for your input it is always appreciated

Hannah

Apr 25, 2015 12:33 PM #73
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 Good morning Hannah.  I've heard the same tale from several agents.  they may lose one, but they get one that is much better.

Apr 25, 2015 08:43 PM #74
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Michael Thornton There is always the the just right house screaming please don't buy that one wait for me ...I am here

Thank you for taking the time to comment

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Apr 25, 2015 11:14 PM #75
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Hi Hannah Williams 

I am glad the buyers didn't run back as that agent was a flake. She was probably trying to double end and the seller thought it was too low. Glad you found your buyers a great house. I had a offer in for a house recently and the agent did not counter and just called 6 days later to say sorry. My buyers would have countered $20,000 more but truly they never told me this. We went up $5,000 but I felt I was pressuring them for the additional $5,000. 

Apr 26, 2015 11:53 AM #76
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Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor  The other agent has called me twice asking if the buyers found a house . She also asked if the home inspection went well . I wonder if she is calling the other agents who showed the house that day as there were three that I saw .

We all run into these shady situations . There is that perfect house out there screaming wait for me .

Apr 26, 2015 11:43 PM #77
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Hannah Williams That was a good story.  I am a believer in what is meant to be, although it drives me crazy when agents have homes under contract yet they show as active in MLS.  I like the way you termed it "wait for me."  You are right, the right house will show up.

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Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor  Oh I agree with you but this was worse the agent had it under contract and was allowing agents to show the property and not telling the agents it was under contract .  Wasting every ones valuable time

Thank you for your input it is greatly appeeciated

Hannah

Apr 28, 2015 01:52 PM #79
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Hannah Williams Two points. The fact that an agreement was signed and you were not called is just unprofessional.  Then you are so right.  Things happen for a reason and your clients found the right home!  I had a client recently who lost all hope then just like you... the next day... there it was!  They're in their new home and are ecstatic!

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Hannah,

Great point and very wise clients/buyers with the right attitude.

 

p.s. I love your picture under the post:)

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And I had to add: congratulations on the gold star!

Well deserved feature!

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