First, they do not get pre-approved.
They do not think about what they want in a new home.
They think every home, regardless of price should be in newly built condition.
They are "afraid" to sign and work with an agent because of a myriad of reasons, none of any value unless they don't interview the agent and feel comfortable with him/her. So, they jump from agent to agent and wonder why nobody is on their side or don't call them back.
Then they do not research comps with the agent for the home they want to make an offer on and make a circa 2006 offer, usually way too low to be anything but insulting to the seller and think they can just keep doing it until they find a desperate seller. Problem is, there are thousands of buyers now buying so only that buyer looses.
Finally, they do not listen to the agent they are working with and in some cases, it ends up not being an enjoyable and exciting thing for them, but pulling teeth.
Most of us are professionals and take their position as a Realtor as a thing of pride and integrity. We are told we make too much. Yet every client wants to be treated like they are our only one. And if you take a commission and divide it by the hours we actually work to earn that commission, you would find some of us may be making less than minimum wage. And be sure to know that NOBODY is more valuable to you than your REALTOR in the entire process because all others involved take their cue from what your Realtor gets signed.
Kevin Cloutier, Commercial & Residential Realtor
A HouseSOLD Name
Southern Premier Realty