Imagine this. You’re pre-approved to buy a Knoxville home for sale up to $250,000. You’ve decided that spending up to $175,000 is more within your budget. You’ve narrowed down your search area to a particular part of town. After looking at 20 or so homes, you haven’t found anything you like, so you’re getting frustrated. You need to be in a home in less that a month.
This is a situation where communication is critical. Your realtor needs to know how you’re feeling. He or she needs to know what you’re disliking about homes as well as how narrow your timeline is. Without this information, a realtor is left stumbling around in the dark.
In this post, we’ll take a deeper look at just why communication is so critical when you buy a Knoxville home.
Real estate is all about customer service. Realtors need to be great listeners in order to better understand what their customers are needing. Without this information, realtors cannot properly do their job.
Sometimes, clients are shy about being upfront about how they’re feeling. This can be one of the worst mistakes that a buyer can make. A realtor cannot read your mind, but he or she can be great a listening to how you feel about a home.
Don’t worry about offending a realtor. If you absolutely do not like something about a home, it’s important to speak up. Without this information, a realtor doesn’t know any better. If you absolutely don’t want a home that needs to be fixed up, mention it to your realtor. Next time around, they can ensure that they don’t include any of those in the homes that you look at.
It’s also important that you’re upfront and clear about your current situation. If you’re under a specific time frame to find and close on a house, it’s important that your realtor is aware of this.
The more upfront you are about the situation, the better with your realtor. A realtor can better understand your situation when you’ve been clear about it.
In addition, it’s important that you’re completely honest with a realtor. Things have a way of coming out during a real estate transaction. If you’ve had a short sale or foreclosure in the past, it’s best to be upfront about it.
It’s important that you paint a clear picture of what you’re looking for in a Knoxville home for sale. The more you’re able to vocalize to an agent about what you’re looking for, the better. A realtor can do his or her job much better with an understanding of what you’re looking for.
There is nothing wrong with being a decisive buyer and having a clear list of what you want. Some buyers don’t want to come off as too high maintenance by having a huge laundry list of what they want in a home. Let us tell you right now, there is nothing wrong with it. Many agents are begging their buyers to know what they want.
There is nothing more difficult than trying to help a buyer find a home when he or she has no idea what they want.
Are you thinking about buying a Knoxville this year? Please let us know if there is anyway that Knoxville Home Team can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected].
If you’re ready to start your home search today, be sure to our Knoxville Home Search Page.
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