The Eyes And Ears Of Our Out Of Town Buyers

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 SAL.2002007747

1401 Poplartree Dr Independence KY

Technology has made a HUGE difference in how much I can do for our buyers.  Some years back I bought a tablet, and thanks to video streaming, it's possible to have a live walk-through for clients that are hundreds, even thousands of miles away.

While it's not quite the same as being there, it's pretty close.  If we just had smell-o-vision we'd be all set wouldn't we?

It's becoming more and more common for me to work with buyers that I've never physically met.  We talk, text, email, live stream, but we may never meet in person until they're new home owners of a house they've never physically stepped into.  Now if we're fortunate, they've got relatives or close friends locally and they'll accompany me on the showings to add their own commentary.

And sometimes once we find the right home, there's still some contractual business that needs taken care of, and that's another situation where I as their agent becomes their eyes and ears.

A couple of weeks ago I met the builder's superintendent for an orientation walk-through on a finished new construction home in Independence Kentucky (my buyers started their search in Ohio and switched to Northern Kentucky, so I continued to work with them).  The walk-through involved over an hour of walking around with the supe looking for the "less than perfect" and making a punch list of things to be fixed.  Blue painter's tape to highlight the spots on the walls that needed fixed.  Add in some squeaky floors to tighten up, a slightly torn window screen, some kitchen cabinet doors needing some slight alignment corrections and a few other odds and ends.  The goal?  My homeowners step into a home that's as close to perfect as we can make it.

Today was another trip to meet the supe and make sure everything had been corrected.  Again, I'm there to be the eyes and ears of my buyers.  Still one minor squeak that the supe was correcting this afternoon, but everything else on our list had been taken care of.

Tomorrow the buyers will complete the remote signing for the purchase of their new home.  Soon, they'll be moving here and stepping across the threshold for the first time.

So, do you need someone to be your eyes and ears for your new home purchase?  Just give me a call at 513-520-5305 and we can chat about whether I'm the right real estate agent to take care of you too!


We look forward to helping you with your new home needs!

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz


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Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

back in the day I used to upload videos on a "secret" page of my website that buyers could watch.  Like you I skype and facetime sometimes now.  Buyers love it.  But I really like to have them there before we write an offer.  Haven't every time, but most of the time.

Mar 22, 2018 08:07 PM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Bill: Whatever it takes! With all the gadgets and gizmos, it is incredibly easy for consumers to be present while half a world away.

Mar 23, 2018 03:05 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Bill and Liz. I agree that it is possible to remotely be involved in the process. I'm sure you go way above and beyond for all your clients but I would be afraid to have someone never actually be there in person to purchase.

Mar 23, 2018 08:41 AM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

BLiz- don't you love technology!?I worked with a couple who had already relocated up north so Facetime came in very handy. 

Mar 23, 2018 01:19 PM #4
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I remember years ago when my wife first got into real estate, she sold a house to a gentleman that was stationed in Hawaii and was coming to Columbia. She did everything, including walk throughs of the house being built through Skype. We have come a long way since then.

Mar 25, 2018 10:26 AM #5
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