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How To Answer... But I Just Want To See The Inside?

There are certain things that  each Buyer or Seller needs to do first. Buyers get pre approved or provide proof of cash. Sellers get  pre inspections and bids  for the Listing File. Lot owners start the perc and process process. Sales and purchases are a process not an impromptu appointment. 



How To Answer...But I Just Want To See The Inside?


A call came in last week asking questions about my listing in Pikesville's  Long Meadow Estates located at 3121 Autumn Drive.


3521 Autumn Drive HomeRome 410-530-2400



I have no problem answering questions about my listings from agents or potential buyers.

Some of these questions might be...

How many bedrooms? How many baths? What type of heat? Why are they moving? Is the basement finished? Any updates? How long has it been on the market? What is the square footage? What size is the lot? What are the school systems? and of course... What is the price? 

After giving information and answering most of the questions, the caller said " I want to see the inside." I asked "When?" and was told ..." Right now. I am sitting in front of the house."



Now it is my turn to ask a few questions.

They go like this.

''Are you working with a real estate agent? Why don't you have your agent call me for an appointment? Are you paying cash or will you be getting a mortgage?"


A few answers from the caller.

" Yes, I have an agent. I don't want to bother my agent. I am not paying cash and I don't know how much I can afford. We are just starting to look and our agent told us to find a house we like, take a look and call when we are ready to buy."


How To Answer....But I Just Want To See The Inside? 


Margaret Rome


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Comment balloon 2 commentsCheryl Ritchie • March 26 2013 07:45PM


Cheryl:  How about... "Gee, Mr Buyer... I would love to show the home to you, but because of my agreement with the seller, I can only show it to buyers that I have a signed Buyers Representation Agreement with.  Let's set up a time to get together, and I'll go over that paperwork with you.  Once I am representing you, I would be very glad to show the home to you."

"Bbbbut... I only want to see the inside." 

And here comes "the kicker..."  "Well, I gave my word to my seller.  You wouldn't want me to break my word, would you?"

If that gets them irked... it tells you they do not intend to play by the rules.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 7 years ago

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for the reblog. Do you like Karen Anne's response above?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 7 years ago