What Is Your Ideal Condo?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

Idea Daytona Condo

- What is your ideal condo?

I ask this question condo seekers, that call me.

They tell me about bedrooms, view, pets, potential rentals… And then we get frustrated that we show one condo after another. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get all the details from the prospective buyers before taking them out to show anything?

I read on AR about the techniques on squeezing information from the buyers to minimize time on showing, but the problem is that Buyers do not usually know what their ideal condo is. They do not know what they would really like. They give you a standard list of wants, but it does not really mean anything.

Try asking a young man to describe his future love of his life, which he has not met yet. What are you going to get beside generalities? And if you insist on particular answers, then you would get the color of eyes, and hair, and a lot of other details, which most probably later you would not find in his bride.

Because love happens when heart suddenly sinks. No, you are not checking the color of her eyes, and color or length of her hair. You simply love everything about her; the way she walks, smiles, laughs, moves, the way she makes mistakes, which are so adorable…

Real Estate is absolutely the same way. It is about love and affection. You heart started beating faster? This might be it.

Unless you are an investor, you do not buy with a spreadsheet with all the features only. You buy with your heart.

But if it is sort of a miracle, can we predict miracles?

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Great read and absolutely right!

Aug 01, 2017 08:54 AM #1
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Gina, thank you.

Aug 01, 2017 09:51 AM #2
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Jon - You're right. We work with a lot of engineers, and their tendency is to spreadsheet everything - but the one they buy is the one they fall in love with - and it's fun to watch them jiggle that one into the spreadsheet so it comes out right.

Aug 01, 2017 12:58 PM #3
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Dick Greenberg - isn't it interesting that they would buy with the heart, yet still try to justify it with a spreadsheet. As if buying with heart is a crime... :)

Aug 06, 2017 03:22 PM #4
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This needs to be featured. So, so true. Residential real estate is emotional, everything else is rational.

Aug 09, 2017 11:10 AM #5
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Jill Sackler - Thank you. I wrote it after reading a popular posr on AR promoting the technique how you can minimize showings. And I thought that it was pretty much BS.

I myself can describe an ideal property and then fall for something so far apart...

 

Aug 09, 2017 11:47 AM #6
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The thrill of the hunt though makes it fun to see what they like and what they don't like.

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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 - Yes, and this is why i take all the wants with a grain of salt. And when we start showing, we usually see what Buyers like and what they do not like.

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