Woodbridge Virginia Home Buyer Was Shocked To Learn She Was Talking To a REALTOR® in Idaho!
What's shocking about that?
Well she was calling about a home that she saw ONLINE, that was here in Woodbridge, Virginia in the 22192 zip code area where she wanted to live. Best of all the home was in her price range. When she gave me the address, and I checked the Realtor Multiple Listing Database,the home was not listed. She said, since she had not been able to find homes in her price range except for the site she had landed on. The only way she could get the information was to register as a user. So she did, however she pulled a screen shot before she did. ( see below!)
That is when she was connect to the Idaho REALTOR®!
Long story short the Idaho agent was very confused and said he would find a local REALTOR® to help her. So the Idaho REALTOR® used Google to find a local 22192 Woodbridge Virginia REALTOR® and then he called me and referred her to me. The only thing he had was the first name and phone # for the young lady along with the property address she was calling about. However when he spoke with her, he had no clue where the home was and had no infomation about the home for her. "How could he, he is not a local real estate professional!
Worse when he talked with me, he has acquired very little information about the caller who needed the information. What a waist of time for the consumer! As if that wasn't bad enough, now I need to call the young lady and explain that the home she called about is
- Not on the market
- Has not been on the market since 2008
- The tax record shows the owners still lives in the home and the home so far has not transferred to a bank
- Worse, the fair market value for every home sold on the street that she was calling about have sold for anywhere between $250,000 and $350,000 depending on the lot and location.
What was her price range? Look back up to the screen shot she saved. It was $74,900!
The first step this prospective buyer needs to take is to meet with a local loan office and learn what her buying power is. Once she has that, it is like a winning the lottery. Now she can begin to shop.
Folks...it is critical for you to know. When it is time to buy a home, search for a local REALTOR® who knows the area well, who can put you in contact with a local lender or bank and who can help you every step of the way. Buying a home is a huge decision. Be wary of these sites that make you register before they will allow you to see properties. Like the old saying goes " If it seems to good to be true....it probably is."
" You would want to hire me as your REALTOR®, if you're looking for a high energy, positive, take charge,knowledgeable person that is passionate about helping you get what you want! "
That's me! I'm easy going, and prefer to communicate by email, text and I use the latest technology to not only to stay in touch with you, but to market homes for sale as well and to negotiate.
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The area's I service in Virginia are Lake Ridge, Woodbridge, Manassas. If you live outside these area's let's talk. If you have found my information helpful and you like what you see, chances are if I cannot help you, I know another REALTOR® who can.
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Note: This real estate blog is written by me Peggy James and it is is my opinion and may not reflect the opinion of Exit Choice Realty 14067 Crown Ct, Woodbridge Virginia 22193.
I have been blogging since 2008 and I am a full time REALTOR® .