Toothpickers or Tire kickers?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team 93383

WE all have dealt with both of these kinds of buyers in the past.


These are terms that I have heard since Real Estate 101.  Are these the terms that you are familiar with.


The Tire Kickers and Tooth Pickers are those possible FUTURE buyers that want to use YOUR precious time right then.  The are NOT qualified and do not have the means to purchase right now but are thinking about it...


Over the 35 years of experience, I do not put tooth pickers or Tire Kickers in my car.  I have a potential BUYER qualified by one of our local lenders. 


Then, I show them houses in their price range.


AS we all know...TIME IS MONEY

Comments (5)

Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning Ginger,

Could not agree more.

Happy New Year.

Make yourself an astonishing New Year.

Dec 31, 2016 08:48 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Ginger, Always trying to screen out the less than motivated buyers.  I only have so many hours in a day and don't need them wasted.

Dec 31, 2016 09:14 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Ginger - that is something learned with experience, how to qualify a bona fide buyer.

Dec 31, 2016 12:15 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

"Toothpickers" - I've not heard it put quite that way before, Ginger!  I like it!

Dec 31, 2016 04:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Ginger, on having this blog featured in the "FEATHER NESTERS" group!

Dec 31, 2016 04:31 PM