Finding Homes for Your Buyers

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Real Estate Agent with Houwzer Inc MD RE License 579412

Finding Homes for Your Buyers

For months now we've struggled with making multiple offers for our buyers, competing in multiple offer situations and losing out to other better offers, and struggling to find a home for our buyers who are frustrated and disappointed.  

I am a listing agent, I only work with sellers, but I once worked with buyers too, and here are a few ideas I have shared with buyer's agents on my team.

1.  Talk to listing agents.  Look in the MLS in areas your buyers are looking and see if there are any trends, a few agents that seem to get all the listings and call them.  Ask them what they might have coming up.

2.  Drive neighborhoods where your buyers are looking to see if anyone is having any home improvements done.  These homeowners may be getting ready to put their homes on the market.  I used to be very successful in doing this.  

3.  Look in the MLS for homes that are Active Under Contract with home sale contingencies.  Over the past year, there haven't been many offers written where the buyers have a home to sell so we have stopped doing this.  But, the market has changed and there are now offers being written where the buyer's home may be under contract but not sold yet.  One of my colleagues has gotten homes for a few of her buyers this way.

4.  Zillow has a section where homeowners have said they might be interested in selling if the offer was good and also a For Sale by Owner section.

5.  Write a blog listing what you are looking for and the needs your buyers have then post it on social media.  

6.  Check out auctions.  Auctions aren't just for foreclosures.  I attended an auction with a buyer a few weeks ago.

7.  With the government lifting the moratorium on evictions, you could go down to the court house and pull the pinks.  

The market has softened and it's time for agents to get creative in finding homes for the buyers that are still looking. 

 

 

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If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in  Maryland give me a call at 410-292-0100 or start your search here and I'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's marketplace if you are thinking of selling.  If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy. The tax savings and wealth building alone are worth the plunge into today's market. Houwzer and I are connected with some of the brightest and best real estate agents in the world and can assist with your move here in Maryland or anywhere in the United States or abroad.  Ask me how.

During these trying times, Houwzer and I are equipped with the latest technology to sell your home using Virtual Open Houses, Virtual showings, electronic signing, virtual inspection, and even online closings.   You can reach out to me through Snapchat, Duo, Skype, Google Hangouts, What's App, text messaging, or simply by phone.  We take your and your family's health and safety very seriously.  

June Piper-Brandon ~ Associate Broker ~ CDPE, CIAS, ePro, MRP

Houwzer Inc.

410-292-0100 - Direct   410-559-0155 Office

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

June Piper Brandon - Agent with Century 21 New Millennium

Comments (2)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Awsome Advice and hope buyers are reading your post and reaching out to you, Endre

Aug 31, 2021 11:48 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

These are all excellent ideas. Thank you for sharing.

Sep 01, 2021 06:05 AM