The Perfect One...Really?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

 

Talking to a buyers agent about one of my listings:

It was an amazing house. They go on to list everything they like and how no other property has been so perfect for this family.

 

Perfect home

 

Really, would they have bought that home?

 

Oh yes, it was the right location, loved the yard, the kitchen cabinets,favorite colors, and the gleaming wood floors.

Oh, if only it weren't under contract, we would have written an offer right away. 

 

Have you heard a similar story? 

Then that same house comes back on the market because the buyers had an illness or job transfer, or a financing issue.

You quickly call the agent about the great news. That perfect home is available. How soon can you get me an offer?

There is silence! There is more hesitation and a few reasons why they are not quite ready,

 

The unavailable perfect home is no longer perfect when it is available!

How well do you know your buyers or buyer's agent? 

 

Margaret Rome

Comments (13)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - "Perfect" doesn't only elude us, it's avoiding the entire discussion.  Whether it's a property, a mate or anything else let's aim for ideal based on realistic expectations.  

Jun 12, 2021 06:22 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael Jacobs,"Perfect" doesn't only elude us, it's avoiding the entire discussion." Now that is something to ponder.

Jun 12, 2021 06:40 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

With housing inventory being so depleted across many areas of the country, it can be exceptionally difficult for homebuyers to find the perfect home!  It's more about find a home that can be made more perfect, and hopefully prevailing in acceptance of an offer in the midst of multiple offers.

Jun 12, 2021 10:16 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Perfection isn't always the end game but more the right fit and thinking of what are you looking for you

Jun 12, 2021 11:09 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Myrl Jeffcoat It'll be interesting to see where the industry goes in like two years when we get back to our usual hustle.

Jun 12, 2021 11:11 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret.

It happens from time to time.  Nothing to worry about, there will be another

Jun 13, 2021 02:38 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

I so miss the time when the buyer could choose that PERFECT one.  Wonderful post, thanks for the write.  Enjoy your Sunday. Bill Salvatore

Jun 13, 2021 03:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hmmmm....  If it were truly perfect for them (and if they were actually ready to purchase), they would have been all over that news. "Great, offer coming ASAP!" or "Oh, I can't wait to tell my buyers!!" 

Jun 13, 2021 05:05 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have had buyers like that, which makes me hesitate when other buyers get overly excited.  I wait for them to show me the money!

Jun 13, 2021 06:31 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Margaret! Many times a home becomes perfect because of the hearts that inhabit it.

Jun 13, 2021 09:47 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret sometimes you need to roll up your pant legs when some people talk.  ☺️

Jun 13, 2021 01:54 PM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Margaret, we all have clients like that who just frustrate us to no end. BTW, my daughter is doing well!

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