He Spent Days Narrowing His Search For Homes He Liked..So Why Was He So Frustrated!
Yesterday I was out with a buyer who was very interested in seeing and hopefully putting an offer in on a Bank Owned Home in the Woodbridge VA area. He thought for sure it would be in his words a "no brain er!" He came into my office with a list of home he wanted to see. I asked him to sit down to share with me what kind of home he wanted. He said, Peggy, I've spend hours online and I have narrowed my search down to these six homes.
I just want to LOOK at these. When I inquired how he determined what homes he wanted to see, he said "well I've based it on the biggest house for the money. I'm looking for the best deal! You see he was pre-approved and ready to rock and roll.
- He has the money buring a hole in his pocket.
- He has the excitement of any first time buyer
- He had visions is his mind of what he would see just inside the front door of each home
- He had done all his research and was sure he wanted a single family home.
As we toured the homes throughout Dale City VA, the older section of Woodbridge VA and a few in the Lake Ridge Virginia area. I heard things like. "You've got to be kidding me...I wouldn't let my dog live here" to "why are these homes so cold, how am I suppose to get a good feel for the house when I don't even know it the heat works" to "Peg, are there any move in ready bank owned homes?" I said there sure are...however you need to grab them quick!
Buying a home today is not always about getting the cheapest price. Are there deals out there? "Most definitely." What I'm saving is, full time Realtors like myself who are familiar with current inventory and local neighborhoods can help you find the home that you want and need.The best way for me or any other Realtor to help you is to be able to sit down with you and take some time to talk with you about your wants, needs and desires pertaining to a home. We need to know what's important to you. Share with us what you like about where you live now, what you hate about and would like to change, and what features you really need in a home. Sometimes we will know exactly where that house is!
The moral of this story...
You have a choice.You can spend hours online late at night searching for homes only to find out that the home you've fallen in love with online is deplorable inside or worse doesn't have the features you need. Even worse you find out multiple offers have been submitted to the bank and if you bid high enough you can buy that home. The one that does not meet your needs or your lifestyle.
Choice number two. Save yourself the heartache and stress and call us.
As Realtors we have access to the latest information on every listing in the MLS however as Local Real Estate experts in our field we know the market really well and will know exactly what the floorplans look like, and where you can find the home you are looking for. When you look at homes on line you are basically looking at advertisements. What Listing Agents want you the consumer to see. The reason it's best for you to align yourself with a Buyer Agent is because we can access real time information about homes currently on the market. That's how we help you the buyer get information.
Here at Erick and Company we have staff members who will set up your search criteria into the MLS Database and based on your Search Criteria you will get automatic email updates as homes that match your search are entered in the MLS by any Realtor! We work full time for you! If this sounds like something you would like, then here's how you get started sign up for Email Alerts on our website.
We also have custom searches set up on our website for Woodbridge VA Luxury Homes, Condo's, Mid Range Single Family Homes, Townhomes, and Golf Course Homes. Check out our website HERE
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Contact Peggy James or Erick Blackwelder of Erick and Company of Exit 1st Choice Realty,14029 Crossing Way, Woodbridge VA 22192.VA. Realtors®, call 703-851-3085(Peggy) or 703-590-2252(Office) to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Lake Ridge, Westridge, Old Bridge Estates, River Falls, Middle County, Manassas, Montclair, Dumfries, Occoquan, Dale City, Gainesville area's
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