Your Dreamhome How to Find It and Buy It

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The Right House is Screaming "Wait For ME"  Buying a home can be very frustrating. Not only the qualifying first step. You know where you sit down with the mortgage banker with all your information. Your pay stubs, bank statements, and tax forms. You know all the things you had to search for. Hopefully, you did not try to skip this step. Then you figure out the price of the house you can really afford the payment you can live with.



Now we are ready to hit the road and find the house of your dreams. The one when we walk into you get that feeling. Oh yes, it is a feeling. It is the feeling that deep inside you know that this is home. You can live here. It may not have everything you thought you wanted but it does feel like home.  It has that this is my house feeling. You decide you are going to make an offer. 





We found the house and wrote up the offer . I called the listing agent she did not respond.  Just as I was ready to email the offer the agent called. Oh, she said " I am so sorry we signed an agreement of sale this morning " Now we showed the house in the evening. When we were at the house another agent was leaving. When we left an agent was arriving to show the property. If the house was under agreement why didn't she cancel the appointment I asked her.  Oh, she said she had trouble with her phone she was so sorry. What was the offer she asked.  Apparently, by the tone of her voice, I assumed it was a better deal than what she closed. 


The buyers were so upset but I insisted they snap out of it we have no time to waste.  The right house is screaming "Wait for Me " that one was not it. Sure enough the next day a new listing came on the market. We made an appointment. There it was. The one the buyer had been waiting for.  The buyer said let's get out of here. This is the right house you were right it was screaming wait for me.




On the way back to the office the other agent called. Said you can bring me your offer the buyers backed out. The buyer looked at me and shook her head no  I found a house that was screaming wait for me. I told the agent I would get back to her. We wrote up the second house and the offer was excepted.  


The moral of this story is when you have buyers and they think as they all do. They will never find a house.  Assure them that they may lose several offers  ..just remember the right house is screaming " Wait for Me " The perfect house is waiting and they will find it have patience 

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Comments (20)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Yes, it does say wait for me, but in the current market they get snapped up so quickly that one wonders just how fast you need to be.

May 21, 2023 02:51 PM
Hannah Williams

Ed Silva If it is not the right house for the buyer in my humble opinion another one will come on the market one needs to be patient 


May 21, 2023 02:55 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Hannah you are a wise Realtor.  You get them qualified before spending your time show them houses.

May 21, 2023 03:37 PM
Hannah Williams

George Souto  I never understood why agents run around showing houses before they had buyers qualified by a mortgage banker 

May 21, 2023 04:05 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Real estate is a realm where communication is very important.  There is nothing more frustrating that trying to work with "professionals" who don't answer their phone, or otherwise communicate well.

May 21, 2023 04:12 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Myrl Jeffcoat  Unfortunately this happens more and more.  It is so refreshing when you find agents that communicate! 

May 21, 2023 04:16 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Great advice!  Snap out of it and lets get going!  Find that perfect house!  It's out there 

May 21, 2023 06:36 PM
Hannah Williams

Lise Howe Buyers must have patience. I love when they say you were right it was worth the wait.  

May 22, 2023 08:48 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Hannah- it's easy to get caught up in the "game" of finding your dream home. Good agents, like you, help guide their clients. They know that you have to act quickly when you find the right house but if that house is lost, there will be another one. 

May 21, 2023 07:00 PM
Hannah Williams

Kathy Streib  It is easy to get caught up in bidding wars and in my opinion, not a good idea as that is when you take unnecessary risks. You always seem to hit the nail on the head.Thank you for your wonderful input always appreciated 

May 22, 2023 08:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Great job Hannah Williams . I think it only happened to me once where we were told "to late" and then later told we got it. Just like your buyers mine said "stuff it".

May 21, 2023 07:05 PM
Hannah Williams

Bob "RealMan" Timm  The buyers were fortunate enough to find a house that was better suited for them. We did not say no until we were sure our offer was accepted  

May 22, 2023 08:55 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Hannah,

Good for you for being the voice of reason with your clients. You were right! Now they have the perfect house thanks to your calm and methodical process of finding them the right house! Well done!

May 21, 2023 07:51 PM
Hannah Williams

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  Buying a house is very stressful. Words of encouragement help calm the nerves and see the world in a brighter light 

May 22, 2023 09:02 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hannah I believe I saw part of this post from you on Instagram or I am losing my mind?:)Endre

May 21, 2023 08:31 PM
Hannah Williams

Endre Barath, Jr.  You did and I appreciate your comment and acknowledgment. Your mind is clear as a bell Endre

May 22, 2023 09:05 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
May 22, 2023 02:56 AM
Hannah Williams

Richard Weeks  Thank you for your comment and you have a wonderful day also!

May 22, 2023 09:06 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

You were right Hannah, the house became available and all they had to do was WAIT! Patience is the name of the game in this market ~

May 22, 2023 03:44 AM
Hannah Williams

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  When looking for a house many buyers panic. Some agents push buyers into a purchase. If buyers do not have that feeling move on yes inventory is scarce but another one will come on the market and your buyers will thank you 

May 22, 2023 09:10 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Hannah. Qualify before you seek, so you know how far you can go. Then, have some patience for your "best home"! Enjoy your day.

May 22, 2023 04:04 AM
Hannah Williams

Wayne Martin Step # 1 why skip steps?  You are a wise man!

May 22, 2023 09:12 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good morning! How wonderful that they found "the one" ! Whoo hoo! Great job.

May 22, 2023 05:08 AM
Hannah Williams

Kat Palmiotti  Yes patience and persistence - Have a wonderful day 

May 22, 2023 09:13 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, great story, and some homes do scream at you!  Glad they found one!

May 22, 2023 05:24 AM
Hannah Williams

Joan Cox   It may take extra time but you want your buyers to make the right decisions

May 22, 2023 09:15 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is funny how that works out sometimes since it is so difficult to lose out on a home that you think you love.  In most cases, my buyers have liked the home that they ended up getting a lot more than the home that they originally thought was the one they missed out on.

May 22, 2023 05:53 AM
Hannah Williams

Brian England  It is funny the way things work out, isn't it ?

May 22, 2023 09:16 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It can be a challenge to get that perfect home.  It can take a lot of patience and persistence.  Well done finding the right home for your clients 

May 22, 2023 05:58 AM
Hannah Williams

Ray Henson  Buying a house is one of the most important decisions we make in our lifetime. Our role is to guide and make this decision easier . It is also emotional so we need to keep emotions in check. 

May 22, 2023 09:19 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Hannah,
It seems there is always a higher power at work when we don't even know it. We just have to accept and keep moving forward, don't we?

May 22, 2023 07:26 AM
Hannah Williams

Hello, sista Carol Williams You nailed it. I am a firm believer in this philosophy

May 22, 2023 09:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Home buyers are in very good hands when they seek your professional real estate advice and assistance.

May 22, 2023 07:28 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Roy Kelley When buyers put themselves in my hands I have a fiduciary duty to them 

Have a wonderful week Roy 

May 22, 2023 09:24 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Hannah:

There are some valuable lessons in your post! Being a buyer in this market presents all sorts of challenges. Working with the right agent who can provide the appropriate guidance, education and support makes all the difference, especially when things do not go as buyers plan and hope for.


May 25, 2023 04:53 PM
Hannah Williams

Jeff Dowler, CRS  Buyers may get discouraged so it is imperative to let them know what to expect. The most important thing especially in this market is making sure they are pre-qualified so they know what their payment will be and how much money they will need to purchase the home. 

May 26, 2023 09:00 AM