Once your home is on the market, there are four types of buyers you need to be able to identify.
Once your home is on the market, there are four types of buyers you’ll typically come across:
1. Real buyers.
Ideally, these are the buyers you want to deal with—they’re motivated and need to buy now. Oftentimes,
they live out of state, are only in town for a few days, and need to make a decision quickly. In fact, I was in the same situation when I first moved to Florida. Real buyers are almost always already working with a real estate agent when you meet them.
2. Inexperienced buyers.
You can consider these buyers “B-list” buyers. They’re usually just starting to look at homes
and are in no hurry to buy. They might eventually turn into good buyers, but they mainly just need someone to help them get acquainted with the home buying process.
These buyers are out to steal a house, and they’re not the kind of buyers you’re looking for. They’ll
offer pennies on the dollar and insist on getting every concession under the sun. If you’re a FSBO seller, you’ve probably crossed paths with them before.
These “buyers” will only waste your time. They might decide to look at houses just because they have
nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon and want to check out some open houses just to get decorating ideas. Just as with No. 3 on the list, these are not the kind of buyers you’re looking for.
Real buyers are almost always already working with a real estate agent when you meet them.
If you’re looking to put your home on the market and you want to avoid dealing with any sharks or lookie-loos, don’t hesitate to give me a call.
We’ll find the right buyer for your home and get it sold quickly and for top dollar.
As always, if you have any other real estate questions, feel free to reach out to me as well. I’d love to help you!