Before I could even say HELLO, the caller was already yelling at me. They wanted to see a house for sale and why was no one letting them see it. My response was "Whoa". This was the first time I am speaking to them, and they will need to not shout if they want me to help them.
The caller went on to explain they are just starting to look for a home. They are not pre qualifed yet and do not want to be. That last weekend an agent took them out so why wont anyone else take them outy to see homes.
My first question is did they sign a buyer agent agreement? They answered no. Are they ready to purchase a home today? maybe. Do they have a home to sell? no. Are they renting? yes. Is their lease up or do they have a couple to a few months left? Why do i want to know was their reply?
My job is to ask questions to better help them. That most sellers will not even let a buyer in their house unless they are pre qualified. That I could get them pre qualifed in minutes and that it is FREE to do so.
The reply again was that last weekends agent did not need them to be pre qualifed. That since then, the 2 other agents they called would not let them see anything.
I layed it all on the line for them. If they are serious about buying a home, they need to get serious. There is a right way and a wrong way. That they can hire me as their buyer agent, and I will give them my full attention and assist them in their home search. That it is a MUST to get pre qualified with a local and trusted loan officer, and i can assist them right now with that.
They balked. Therefore they can not be serious. My closing line was in order for me to help them they would have to come in, meet me and go over I can help them buying a home. In person, face to face is a sure way to garner a persons true intentions. Buying a home takes an effort from the buyer.
Later that day I got a call from Mrs. Buyer. That is when I learned they were young, that they were newly married and that this would be their first home. That that hard truth was Mr. Buyer wants to buy on his own to "save money." That Mrs. buyer was listening to the conversation and talked to her mom. WHO.... I happened to sell their home a few yers back and sold them their current home. Her mom gave her motherly advice and a reality check to the son in law. They are coming in to meet and do this"buying thing" the right way.
My infamous message is do not hire just anyone to list you home. Do not just hire the biggest company or agent. Take time to hire the BEST agent. The way I do business is to offer some of the best possible personal and professional service. To stand by them through each step of the buying and selling process. Let me show you the right agent CAN make a difference.
To CONTACT Scott Godzyk please call 603.661.2121 or EMAIL: Sctprop@aol.com .
About the Author: Scott Godzyk is the Owner/Broker of the Godzyk Real Estate Services in Manchester NH. Proud to be locally owned and operated with 32 years of experience, Scott is a leading Agent for Listing and Selling Homes in this area.We are Full Time Agents ready to serve all of your Real Estate needs. Servicing Hillsborough, Rockingham, Merrimack and Belknap counties.