rocco, Home Seller in Staten Island, NY

Can any realtor estimate how many buyers they have looking for more than 4 months without purchasing a home yet?

Asked by rocco, Staten Island, NY Tue Sep 24, 2013

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I have had two buyers who looked for more than three months in my career. Sad to say they both never bought anything.

They wasted my time and gas!

If a buyer is qualified, serious, and motivated, and the agent is doing his/her job it should not take months for a buyer to decide on a home.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 25, 2013
I have one buyer I showed on a off for about 1 year and then somehow I ended up with them again like 3 years later and they just closed after another year.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 24, 2013
Well Rocco, I have 3 buyers of which 2 are well over 6 months, and one almost 2 yrs. In the middle of negotiation with the 2 year one but so much drama, may be back out there looking again!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 24, 2013
Several ... a half-dozen minimum. Reason is that I work with a lot of second homebuyers and folks looking for winter homes in one of the many active adult communities out here; not a ton of motivation to buy immediately, which is fine. I keep in contact and when it happens it happens. Last year I had someone buy three years after we started together.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 24, 2013
Hi Rocco,

I can answer that question with an actual count at the present moment......I have 5 buyers that I am in constant contact with......a few that are around six months, (1) buyer over a year and we are getting prepared to put an offer in and two buyers for two years! It all depends different relationships, circumstances and just maybe they are not ready. I try to keep in touch with most of my potential customers.....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 24, 2013
Well, I don't know about "any" Realtor... but certainly m"any" Realtors can estimate how many buyers they're working with at any time, and their level of interest.
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
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