Are you a 1, 2, 3 or 4?

| Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

I was originally going to title this post “what type of buyer are you?” but I figured if you are not currently a buyer or if you’ve never been a buyer, then maybe you wouldn’t read it. I have a real thing for titles. If the title sounds boring I always assume the content must be boring. So hopefully I’ve drawn some of you in with this title. Now let’s begin.

In my experience there are 4 types of buyers. Buyer number one is the first time homebuyer and quite honestly, you are my favorite. You are often eager, excited and you still need a lot of help and advice from me. You often look at me like I have all the answers and you appreciate all that I do. It’s a joy to hand over the keys to you and watch you transition into a first time homeowner.

Buyer number 2 is a regurgitator. You like to recite statistics and talk about articles that you came across during your home buying research. You wait to see if you can outsmart me with your knowledge and are often disappointed that you can’t. I like you because you always keep me on my toes and push me to delve into the vast crevices of my brain to keep up with all the information you throw at me.

Buyer number 3 has done this home buying and selling thing many times and is a pro. Everything from the paperwork to the inspection is no big deal and you could practically do it with your eyes closed. You are a pleasure to work with because you are mainly interested in the bottom line. You don’t need a lot of updates and handholding; a phone call to tell you when it’s done is plenty for you.

Buyer number 4 is type A. They want to read every line of every piece of documentation and may ask for clarification a time or twelve. They call to say, “I have one small question” which turns into 7 very detailed questions followed by 7 more semi-detailed questions. Sometimes I don’t’ know where I stand with you because you are more interested in details and less interested in chitchat and relationships. I like you because you do not usually get emotional and tend to only stick to the facts. You are also very intelligent and no matter how many fancy words I use, you comprehend everything I say.

No matter what type of buyer you are, you can definitely count on the fact that I will work extremely well with you and work my butt off. It doesn’t matter to me if you’ve never bought a home or are currently buying your 4th home. I also don’t care if you ask me a million questions or none at all. At the end of the day I just want you to be satisfied with the purchase of your new home or the sale of your old home because that is my number one goal. If you or someone you know is looking for a good agent, send them my way!

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  1. julie says:

    hmmm..what type am I? The “show me hundreds of houses and just maybe I’ll find the perfect one?” type. Thanks for your ongoing patience with my type!

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