You Don't Worry Until I tell You To

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You Don't Worry Until I tell You To

I am working with a couple that are trying to buy their first home. A expected there are a lot of questions and with each answer additional questions arise.  It's understandable that they would be concerned, but with the process of buying a home, anticipating a problem is not the way to make it flow smoothly.

You Don't Worry Until I tell You To

Yes there is the anxiety of looking for a home. Buyers want a lot, often well beyond their financial abilities. They will ask to see homes that are too expensive for them in the hope that they can lowball the sellers and come away with a steal,  thinking the sellers will have a bit of pity and just give their home way.  That almost never happens.  Needless anxiety.

We will find the home appropriate for their means and hopefully get a contract that all will accept. The inspections will be done and with any luck there will be nothing major uncovered that could jeopardize the deal. If we detail the process and discuss all that is found there is no need to worry.

It's understandable that there will be questions that arise from the reviews done to the financials of the buyers by the underwriters. Again provide the documentation requested and let the process run it's course.

Our job is to guide and teach. If we do it properly then the buyer gets their home and the stress is minimized.

You Don't Worry Until I tell You To

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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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Your title is going to be added to my buyer's guide.  It says it all!

Sep 27, 2016 08:45 PM #28
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Kat Palmiotti
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Working with first time home buyers can be a lot of fun! And you're right, unless we say there's something specific to worry about, it can be a great journey for all.

Sep 27, 2016 09:43 PM #29
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Congratulations on your featured article. We are looking forward to the next one.

Sep 27, 2016 10:22 PM #30
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I tell clients that it's my job to do all the worrying for them so they can enjoy buying their house.  If there is a problem I generally tell them who and how it's being solved.  Hiring a great team... attorney, lender, loan officer, inspectors.... can help make this happen

Sep 27, 2016 10:43 PM #31
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Janis Borgueta
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Now that sounds like a good plan Ed Silva There is definitely some stress involved with purchasing a home, but it looking for additional possible scenarios,  should not be one of them.

Sep 28, 2016 12:02 AM #32
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
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Good post Ed. I chuckled when I read your title in the summary. That's what I tell my clients... LOL

Sep 28, 2016 12:17 AM #33
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Donna Foerster
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First timers do have a lot of questions, whether buying or selling. It's our job to anticipate the questions and keep the stress to a minumum.

Sep 28, 2016 02:12 AM #34
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Lyn Sims
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I have to admit that some buyers want to play the 'what if' scenarios until they give themselves a heart attack. I won't play that game & only deal with real issues as they come up.

Sep 28, 2016 03:36 AM #35
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I have a client that I told just that. He finally settled down after a  few weeks

Sep 28, 2016 04:37 AM #36
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The title of your post is going to become my new catchphrase with some of my nervous buyers.

Sep 28, 2016 07:00 AM #38
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Well deserved feature Ed! Our job is to ensure our buyers and sellers don't stress. If they seek and find the right agent, there's no need to worry.

Sep 28, 2016 07:38 AM #39
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Great post Ed Silva  I am working with a couple that worry about everything . I try to keep them calm .Everything will work out fine .I tell them the same thing

Sep 28, 2016 08:08 AM #40
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Sham Reddy CRS
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That's part of the process!!!

there will be questions that arise from the reviews done to the financials of the buyers by the underwriters. Again provide the documentation requested and let the process run it's course.

Sep 28, 2016 09:06 PM #41
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Hi Ed Silva 

It is just like the old Boy scout motto:  Be Prepared!

Educate and have them ready!  Make sure they are prepared:  to look, to make decisions, to act on those decisions, to write the offer, to move quickly if needed, to have all loan elements in place. 

You know the routine...I am sure your clients do as well!!

Sep 29, 2016 12:19 AM #42
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Trust and experience comes into play when searching for a home to buy, your professionalism is showing Ed! Nice post and congrats on the feature.

Sep 29, 2016 05:44 AM #43
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Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
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Hi Ed: Great title for your post! Really enjoyed it. Nice way to take control of the situation. We tend to do more of the worrying behind the scenes to make sure all goes smoothly.

Sep 29, 2016 11:35 AM #44
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Ed,

Great title, great post.  I often said, as real estate agents, we are the buffer zone, and the shock absorber...Wishing you a great week.  A

Oct 02, 2016 03:30 AM #45
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Hi, Ed!

Your post made today's list of Last Week's Favorites on ActiveRain! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

 

Oct 02, 2016 05:27 AM #46
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Marte Cliff
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Some people are simply born with that "What if" gene. I had an aunt who was afflicted with it. 

I'm not sure that all the assurances in the world will cure them. 

Oct 02, 2016 06:41 AM #47
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Donna & Larry Johnson
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Great post! If only the buyers knew the half of it. I always tell them just do what you are asked and I will take it from there.

Oct 03, 2016 02:29 AM #48
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