Deb Tebbs Group

Cascade Sotheby's International Realty

3 Ways to Turn Off Potential Home Buyers

Think about buying a home like the dating world or a job interview. When you find that you are not compatible or rather “turned off” you do not go on a second date or a second interview. But turnoffs can be additional damage when they inhibit real estate goals. When you turn off a buyer, you jeopardize the sale of your home or at best not getting the price you hoped for.

As you proceed in your quest to sell real estate, factor in these frequently reported buyer turn-offs.

3 Ways to Turn off Potential Buyers:  If you’re a seller, consider these buyer “turn-offs” to avoid.

1. Being “too present” while buyers are touring a home: Buyers will monitor properties online and off, checking repeatedly for price reductions and other alerts. This being said, it does not go both ways. Buyers will most likely feel smothered and hesitant to fully explore a home when a home seller is hovering inside your home while it’s being shown. Sellers should let their real estate agent do their job, they are the expert.

2. Showing a less than tidy or clean home: When you are trying to sell your home, it’s imperative that you make sure your home looks its best when buyers are present. Your home is in competition with many others and first impressions are a reality. This might all seem like common sense, but agents and buyers alike are continually astounded at the chaos of some of the homes they walk into.

3. Overpricing your home: Buyers have a huge decision before making the biggest purchase of their lives. Not only that, they have a lot of somewhat unpleasant work ahead; getting finances into order, qualifying for a loan and of course hours upon hours of market research and house hunting. With all of this stress the last thing a prospect wants to do is negotiate down a illogically high asking price. The result of a sky high price will most likely be your buyer moving to the next desirable home with a reasonable price. Let your realtor guide you in pricing your home, you’ll be happy you did.

It is best when putting your home on the market to find a knowledgeable real estate agent that can guide you in the process. You will be happy that you have someone to guide you through the process when questions arise or market expertise is needed.

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Spring Season is Near in Bend, Oregon

Customarily in real estate, the spring season is the time of year that we see increases in the number of homes being purchased and sold in Central Oregon. Realtors are optimistic that spring 2012 could well be one of the best real estate has seen in quite some time. There are a number of indications pointing to an encouraging spring in 2012: property affordability is at a record high, mortgage rates are low, inventories are decreasing and the hopeless unemployment situation seems to finally be coming to an end.

Existing home sales have already edged up in the past few months, which has led to a drop in for-sale house inventories. At the end of December 2011, there were almost 2.4 million units for sale, the lowest figure since 2005 when all the real estate difficulties arouse.

Regardless of all of these hopeful signs, a fruitful spring showing is by no means guaranteed. The big difficulty for many remains the firm mortgage lending guidelines that have left a lot of potential buyers in no position to secure credit. Foreclosures will continue to be a burden, putting pressure on house prices in many areas.



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