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Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Buying a home is the biggest purchase anyone will make in their lifetime. No one wants to make a wrong decision and there could be something better out there that they haven't seen yet.

 

Feb 12, 2016 09:12 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The think something better will present tomorrow.

So, help them by justifying the indecisiveness. Show them they are right, but they need to commit to see the other stuff.

Feb 12, 2016 09:02 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Nik. Probably because they think they are settling and there could be something better out there.

Feb 12, 2016 05:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

They will all be until they have a reason to be decisive. Usually the risk of losing a dream home

Feb 12, 2016 10:22 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Real buyers buy.

Real sellers sell.

Sometimes it happens quickly.

Sometimes it takes time.

Sometimes it never happens.

Feb 12, 2016 10:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It's the biggest decision in their life for a lot so I get it. Totally annoying but what are you going to do?

Feb 12, 2016 09:46 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

That '24 Hour Remorse' is much shorter in today's business climate.

Feb 12, 2016 09:42 PM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Buyers have lack of knowledge and remorse and sellers are afraid of the unknown and get too comfortable and complacent

Feb 12, 2016 09:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Because their agent is not well trained at overcoming objections.

Feb 12, 2016 08:16 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Purchasing real estate is a big investment, we deal with it ona daily basis. Remember your first purchase. Compassion. 

Feb 12, 2016 07:13 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

FEAR

Feb 12, 2016 07:02 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

With so many options, they are looking for a better deal on the property as well as interest rate.

Feb 12, 2016 05:52 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Buying a home is a huge decision, and unless the home is IT, it does take a while.

Feb 15, 2016 10:40 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

I think that indecision is largely born out of fear. 

Feb 13, 2016 05:04 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nik De - that's our mindset.

We believe that they are indecisive because we do not know how to help them take decisions - either way, yes or no.

Feb 13, 2016 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

From a buyers perspective, part of it is the large and somewhat permanent investment they are making.  They want to be sure they have the right house because it isn't as easy to break a mortgage as a lease.  In some cases they may have a few choices and that makes them indecisive.

Feb 13, 2016 06:34 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

They listen to their friends.

Feb 13, 2016 06:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Probably because it's one of the most if not the most difficult decisions in their lives.

Feb 13, 2016 02:53 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Not all of them are, but understand that it is a VERY BIG decision for most.

Feb 13, 2016 02:39 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have not found this to be the case 95+% of the time. There are some simply indecisive people. But most know when they've found the right home or when it's right to make a selling decision.

Feb 12, 2016 10:42 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nik De Buyer's remorse is not an easy thing to overcome.

Feb 12, 2016 10:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The stakes are high...higher than they have ever been or will be for some

Feb 12, 2016 10:29 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

They think there might be a better house that will come on the market.

Feb 12, 2016 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Lack of knowledge and fear of making a mistake!

Feb 12, 2016 09:40 PM
Rainmaker
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Nik,
If you figure that out let us all in on the answer.

Feb 18, 2016 05:15 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Nik - It's a huge decision, and sometimes people just aren't entirely sure. It's impossible to find a home that has everything a buyer is looking for, so they have to settle in one way or another, and that is difficult.

Feb 14, 2016 02:07 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

from my experience all clients are different.

Feb 13, 2016 11:13 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

For newer or first time buyers it is a big decision

Feb 13, 2016 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Do you have customers who felt the pinch during the last decade? Not all of them have fully recovered and it's making many feel squeamish about the process. A little empathy goes  long way to understanding.   

Feb 13, 2016 02:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It could be that you have not properly coached them on the decision making process. 

Feb 13, 2016 01:27 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

It's a lot of money or haven't done my job

Feb 13, 2016 12:15 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

They don't want to make a mistake and most of the time the mistake is not taking action.

Feb 12, 2016 11:28 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

It's a big commitment, especially if the purchase or sale is somewhat discretionary; a lot of double-guessing.

Feb 12, 2016 11:12 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Procrastination is the thief of time

Feb 12, 2016 10:21 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

A lot of money involved.

Feb 12, 2016 10:03 PM