If the client is not sure of where their future employment might be located. Personal reasons like getting married, picking a future location for schools or other family matters. Other reasons might be as simply as not being familiar with an area or not knowing what type of property they want to buy (single family home VS condo, new VS old, etc)
But the biggest reason is typically financial. If they are truly not ready to buy because they do not have enough money saved up, credit scores are causing them to pay higher than average interest rates or simply not enough time being employed are all good reasons to wait a year or so and make sure they are on solid financial ground before they decide to buy.
A good Realtor will be a great friend when recommending "not" to buy if they see some of these warning signs. Those buyers will typically appreciate our honesty and come back to us when the time is right.
Bernstein Realty, Inc.