Some need to see one house to make a decision and are ready to go that day.
Some need to see a 100.
Same with agents.....some only want to show a house or two....some want to show no more than 10 before you make a decision.
Some will stick with you until you buy or die.
The good agents are busy....so you may not be able to spend 1/2 day with the agent 5 days in a row looking at homes or all day Saturday and Sunday for a month. If the agent is good, they will also need to spend a fair amount of time before they see you printing and researching information, making appointments, scheduling the best order for you to see the homes, etc. So 3 hrs with you may mean another 2hrs preparing to see you. We've also had some holidays in between that time.
With all that said though, either with this realtor or the next one, I would sit down and discuss strategy. Make sure your expectations meet each other. You might ask them how many homes on average they show before a buyer makes a decision. What if you want to see more, will they still work with you? How fast can they respond to voicemail or email? How far in advance do we need to schedule an appointment, etc. I think there can always be different expectations and you just want to find someone that can meet yours.
If you need a referral to a good agent in McKinney that will work the way you do, just let me know and I'll be happy to get you connected.
To answer you question, it really depends on the client and if they really know what they want in a house. I take most clients out once or twice a week if they want to see properties that match what they are looking. I have had clients that see just three homes and pick one and I have had other clients that I showed over 150 homes before they choose one. Their time frame is also a large factor on how often we go house hunting.
I specialize in Frisco and Mckinney so if you have any questions please give me a call.
It's always good to interview several agents before picking one. Ask them what their process is when showing homes. How late in the evening are they available and will they take your call? Can they meet you at the last minute if you see a home while you're out running errands. You should feel like you are the only client your agent has and she is flexible in working around your available time.
I tell everyone to shop your real estate agents like you would a car. Kick a few tires and see how they hold up after you see them in personI
You have some really great information here from agents all across the country. As you can see, there are many Realtors out there that are passionate about our profession. We are here to help people find their next home...that's what we do. Here are the steps that you should be taking as you and your husband relocate from the apartment into a home. (I noticed you asked alot of questions about foreclosures, these steps apply regardless of the type of home you buy).
1. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. You need to know how much home you can afford, what your house payments will be (including taxes and insurance), how much your down payment will be, how much your closing costs will be, and the timeframe to get the mortgage complete after you find a home. All of this information comes from a mortgage professional. Your Realtor should make some recommendations on people to contact for this information.
2. Find a Realtor that you can trust, that is competent, and that will respond to you when you communicate with them. Sign a "Buyer Representation Agreement" with them so that they have the ability to work for YOU! Discuss with them what you are looking for. Allow them to send you searches of homes that meet your needs through the MLS. When you find some that you are interested in seeing, let your agent know the addresses or MLS#'s and let them schedule the appointments to see those homes with you - in person.
3. When you find a home that you love, let your Realtor pull comparable sales data for you, then make the offer to the seller. Be prepared to provide your pre-approval letter, and also to pay your Earnest Money at that time. Your agent will help negotiate the sale with you and for your benefit.
4. Once you are under contract, there is so much to do. Home inspections, appraisals, transfer utilities, find a moving company. Then moving day will be there before you know it.
Good luck - I hope that this information is helpful to you. If you decide to change Realtors, our team of agents would be happy to assist you.
Coldwell Banker Jane Henry Realtors
North Texas Top Team, Realtors
The possibility exists, and I have been is such a situation, where there are very few properties avaiailable meeting the buyers requirements. There are not many $40,000 3/2/2, block constructed water front homes in the Tampa Bay area, for instance. Owner financing, lease/option reduces the pool further. Then toss in the no-deed restrictions and you are approaching unrealistic expectations. Again, there is much we do not know.
WHAT WE DO KNOW is an agent not responding promtly to a buyers calls is unacceptable. The first test citizen presents to a agent is they must answer their phone. There of course are exceptions, but they are just that exceptions. What you describe is chronic. Start calling other agents around 10 am. Should one answer their phone, personally, they have passed your number one test.
Your timeline for buying determines how often we look at homes. If you are thinking of buying in April, I will take you for ONE orientation viewing, and in February, we would look at homes as often are you are available. I would provide you access to the MLS and other home search tools allowing you incredible capability to analyze and evaluate the local real estate market. No Guestimates involved.
However, from now till you move in, I am accessible via the telephone.
Best of success in finding a responsive agent and securing a great home.
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041
Quantity time (i.e. looking at houses) does not necessarily mean success in this market. A lot depends on how active you are in searching, driving the area and setting goals to define your target home as well.
The question I would ask is how much time have you and the realtor spent discussing what your preferences or dream home might look like, what you are looking for in a home, etc. Narrowing down the search parameters is as important, if not more important than looking at two dozen houses in a week.
Good agents are busy as one poster mentioned, and prep time to research, doe CMA's, set appts and other related items takes almost as much time as viewing the houses. Generally, most agents will take you on an initial viewing spree to help you narrow down and determine what you are looking for. Then the real search begins, but discussion in advance about your dream home is crucial in saving time and avoiding mistakes.
Holiday season aside, I generally take clients out once a week on average, more often if time is not on their side, just depends on the urgency of the client to get settled in to their new home.
If you are dissatisfied with your agent, let them know. Discuss your expectations and if they can't meet them find a new agent. If I have a motivated, qualified and reasonable buyer I put them on the top of my priority list and show them whatever homes I can find that fit their criteria.
If you send them an email saying "youâ€™re fired" I'm confident you'll get a quick response.
Natalia Romm Burns
The Burns Team
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney
6951 W. Virginia Parkway #100
McKinney, TX. 75071
469 878-0917 cell
972 562-8883 off.
Susie Kay, GRI, CHMS, SFR
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240
Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
I hope this helps and I wish you luck!!
Tamika A. Goree
Halo Group Realty, LLC
I noticed in a previous request your lease was up in January. Have you gone month to month or renewed your current lease?
Agents should do whatever possible to make sure you see property as often as you feel needed. It would seem that a motivated buyer would receive more than two meetings in a three week period even if in the holiday season.
The fact that your emails and telephone calls are not being responded to is unexcusable......unless there is a valid reason, it may be time to move on. The decision is yours.
Best of luck to you.
REALTORÂ® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
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