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I'm with Barbara Todaro on #2. If I am selling a condo, then it's relevant. If buying a family home for 20 years, re-sale is NOT as relevant.
good points to relay.... not sure about #2....there are buyers who want and like a property, and their opinion of a good location may not be the same as yours.... and from there, there's "a butt for every toilet"....it's not for us to decide...unless the buyer asks you for your opinion!!!!
San Diego, CA
Change #1 to pre Approved.
Stevens Point, WI
I do like to educate my buyers about charging up credit cards or making big ticket purchases.
I agree with what you say and also tell my buyers to think about their plan for the future and resale. If they like it someone else will too.
Richard Weeks Good tips.
I think these are all valuable tips. Though, I like to stress the importance of location over the temptation of the lower price.
I like to have buyer get a pre-approval, it shows they are serious and we have a much better understanding of what houses are in the price range. Not to mention we are ready to make an offer when they find the perfect home.
If the property meets 80% of your (weighted) criteria, don't hesitate to put an offer in because you're not likely to find the 'perfect' house. You can often change the condition of the house but not it's location. I'd say get pre-approved instead of pre-qualified. Nowadays, most seasoned agents I know of don't pay much attention to pre-qual letters.
Sound advice Richard.
Compromise. There are no perfect homes.