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Old 11-22-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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FWIW, I spent more time in some of the "not quite right" homes than the one I bought. Sometimes, it's just that gut feeling that when you walk in the door, you know what's right and what's not.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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we've had several people take over an hour - only to be told, "eh they didn't like....(this or that)" You know...if you're going to take an HOUR to view my 3 bedroom 2800 sq foot house, you bloody well better be making me an offer!

But we did have a few people take an hour who did like the house....so you never know. Agree, don't worry about it until you get an offer, otherwise it's just torture.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Interesting. My agent appreciates it and always follows up. There are certainly different methods out there.
I get emails from Supra. I don't normally get feedback anyway unless I can't figure why I'm not getting offers on a home and I'm getting showings. Sometimes in those situations if the buyer showed any interest I'll have my seller make an offer to them. The best feedback is did they make an offer or not. Most agents don't remember the home well enough to give honest feedback or either don't know why their client didn't like it.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Or am I just a typical impatient seller?
Yeah.
Time, is no measure for that.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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Beware of buyers who come with a note pad , camera , or spend more than 15-20 minutes looking at a home. (Unless it is very large) They are so busy documenting and analyzing they really don't "experience" the home. Liking the home first, is key to the sale. The finances and other technical details come later. Follow up with the agent who shows within 24 hours is very important. If they have to come back 3 times, than there is something they are unsure of or don't like. In either case, they probably are not ready to buy.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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This is interesting. When we were shopping at times we would stay inside the house and go over listing. Granted, these weren't houses that the owner was outside and waiting, but still if you timed us what conclusion would you arrive at? Also, I am a bit rushed, so if I know the owner is hanging around and waiting I will be super fast, if I like the place I will go for a second look.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Beware of buyers who come with a note pad , camera , or spend more than 15-20 minutes looking at a home. (Unless it is very large) They are so busy documenting and analyzing they really don't "experience" the home.
I always encourage buyers to put away their video cameras. They are so busy shooting the house they don't "See" the house. They can bring out the cameras once they narrow it down to 2-3 that they really like.

Back to OP, I try to train my buyers on how to look at a home and many need to know it's OK to leave a bad home quickly. Life is too short to look at ugly homes.

So yes if they have been looking at homes for awhile, many times how long they stay is a good indicator. They usually leave a less than desirable home fairly quickly.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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As a buyer, we rarely saw a house the second time (I always thought that would be lossing a negotiating power) so we take time at least 30min to view a house. Once we saw the house all arround, I took pictures and there is no need to go twice to make sure whether how we could use a specific space. People go back to do this thing or confrim what they thought they saw or keep on saying "do you remeber this.." and I prefer to do it in one shot.

So, yah we could be taking time but that may not mean anything to you as a seller, if you are trying to associate time taken by a prospective buyer and the degree of their interest in your house. The biggest indictor, IMO, should be the traffic rather than the time taken by prospective buyer.


Good luck in selling your house.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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A potential buyer will decide if they like your home within 8 seconds of viewing, according to HGTV. If they stay longer, they are interested.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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The biggest indictor, IMO, should be the traffic rather than the time taken by prospective buyer.
If the listing agent is doing his/her part... no truer words could be spoken.

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... according to HGTV.
Yeah, and I believe in the tooth fairy!
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