Being a "Curious George"

By
Real Estate Agent with North Texas Home Finders 0462649

Being naturally curious is human nature and it is a great way to get to determine your clients' needs!

If you act like Curious George and ask well intended questions, then you can better help your clients find the right home for their family and stage of life. 

How will you live in your next home?

  • Important rooms?Curious George
  • Special needs?
  • Storage needs?
  • Technology needs? Ethernet? Wall cable & plugs for flat screen TV's?
  • Who needs what spaces?

What is important to you about your next home site?

  • Privacy?
  • Access to community amenities?
  • Large yard for dogs?
  • Pool to enjoy all summer?
  • Covered arbor for shade?
  • Cul-de-sac for safety for the lids to play?

Do you need a 3rd car or oversized garage?

  • Do you have an additional car?
  • Do you have toys-motorcycles, bicycles, ATVs, boat, etc?
  • Are you a hobbyist? Need a workshop of sorts?
  • Do you have lots of stuff to store?

Just remember that doing your detective work up front can save you so much time in the long run looking at homes that don't suit their needs!

lmo

For more information please contact Lara O'Keefe at 972.838.9156 or visit Hunter's Creek.

Comments (10)

Lisa Udy
Platinum Real Estate Group - Logan, UT
Logan Utah Realtor

Lara,

Great check list for buyers. Mind if I use it?

I think my clients will find it very useful.

Feb 18, 2009 09:50 AM
Julie Cleland
Prudential California Realty - South San Francisco, CA

Lara,  great post.  I think your last sentence sums up perfectly why we ask so many questions.  Sometimes it's necessary to remind buyers and sellers why we want to gather all that nfo.  It's not that we want to be nosy, we just want to serve them best.  The more questions they are willing to answer now, the more time they will save in the long run.

Feb 18, 2009 10:00 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Lisa, I'm flattered. Please use it and sell lots of homes.

Feb 18, 2009 10:06 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Julie, you got it! If we ask the right questions, then it reallly helps them in the end.

Feb 18, 2009 10:07 AM
Wanda Thomas
Montana Homestead Brokers, Broker, CRS, GRI, SFR, RN - Billings, MT
Billings Montana Real Estate

This list is really what it's all about even if a buyer doesn't realize it themselves.  Good job helping them find their way.

Feb 18, 2009 12:55 PM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Thanks Wanda! It's all about asking the right questions.

Feb 19, 2009 02:41 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Lara, I have found that many times, buyers haven't really even taken the time to figure out what it is they want from a new home, especially first time buyers.  This is not only helpful for us to find them the right home, but also beneficial to the buyer to determine what exactly their needs are.

Feb 19, 2009 04:48 AM
Connie Wilhelm Zulu
Peak Realty Ltd., Brokerage - Saint Marys, ON

Well put together list.  Covers lots the buyers may not be thinking of.

good job

Feb 20, 2009 04:13 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Troy, I agree. There are a lot of things to consider when a buying your first home.

Feb 20, 2009 04:21 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Thanks Connie! It gets to be habit to ask themn questions in a natural way.

Feb 20, 2009 04:21 AM