Sometimes going too slowly during the home buying process can cause the good, adorable, great buy homes to sell quickly as the slow home buyer checks everything out leaving only the average homes (there are many of them) that linger on the market for the slow home buyer to choose from. Often it is the nimble "ready to buy" Buyers that spring and submit an offer when the golden opportunity homes first come on the market.
The Story of the SLOW Home Buyer
During an open house near a main street, I noticed a man driving slowly past the house. This seemed normal as lookey loos often do this to look and write down the address. The man continued driving to the corner when he saw the flash of a traffic camera.
Have you noticed that Lookey Loos will drive by For Sale homes very slowly?
He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit, even though he knew that he was not speeding. Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed. Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area again, but the traffic camera again flashed. He tried a fourth time with the same result.. He did this a fifth time and was now laughing when the camera flashed as he rolled past, this time at a snail's pace.
Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.
The Moral of the Story- Go a Little FASTER
Well that man did not buy the house either. Have you noticed sometimes buyers move too slowly, "How slow can they go?", and lose the home to other buyers. Some times it just does not pay to go too slow. Rising interest rates, prices increasing are causing home buying interest. When you see the right home, a buyer has to move fast. The perfect home usually will not last while there are many many average homes out there that will last. If you like an average home you can go slow. If you want a charmer, a buyer must get some "Giddyup in their Go!"
(Source of this story unknown, modified by me and fiction but makes an interesting yarn)
If you are looking to move to Phoenix including Scottsdale or to buy a home in Arizona or sell a home in Arizona, contact Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker and Realtor. I would be pleased to help you and look out for your best interests while finding you the right home at the right price!
Jeffrey Masich, Associate Broker, REALTOR®, MBA, GRI, BS Accounting
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