Buying a Home - An Orderly Process

Real Estate Agent with Bucci Realty, Inc. BK3064647

I had a call this week from a prospective buyer about one of my listings.  After I answered a few questions I ask a few questions myself. 

The caller seemed surprised by my questions.   What were the questions I asked?

  • Are you working with a real estate agent?  
  • What is your time line for purchasing?  
  • Do you need to sell another property before you purchase?  
  • What is your budget?  
  • Will you be paying cash or obtaining a mortgage?  
  • If you are getting a mortgage, have you been pre-approved?  
  • Are you familiar with the area?  

The initial response to my questions was "Why do you need to know?"

Without getting into the specifics of each question let me say the home buying process has a specific order from the initial call to the handing over of the keys at the closing table. 

Here are a few articles that may be helpful about buying a home in Florida:


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Gary L. Waters, is a Florida licensed real estate broker associate with Bucci Realty, Inc. in Melbourne, Florida.  

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  1. Belinda Spillman 07/29/2017 12:00 PM
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Those questions seem very reasonable to me. I would want an agent who asked such questions!

Jul 28, 2017 05:54 AM #1
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This is a great check list to go through when interviewing a new buyer.  You can't jump in with no information if you are to serve them properly.

Jul 28, 2017 08:29 AM #2
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC  My question to you is "did the answer these questions "  because they are the right questions

Jul 28, 2017 10:33 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Gary- this is an excellent list and callers may not realize it but the questions can save them and their agents a lot of time. 

Jul 28, 2017 05:59 PM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Gary.  To me, it's a red flag when prospective buyers are not willing to answer any questions like this.

Jul 30, 2017 05:23 AM #5
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Your post is right on point for buying a home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 31, 2017 07:46 PM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - You're a wise man and a wise Agent too! You're someone I'd respect. I like your sequence of questions. If someone can't answer the questions to these simple questions, they aren't worth my time either. 

Aug 09, 2017 10:11 AM #7
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