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San Antonio, TX
Listen to me.
It is great working with me!
Don't buy more than you can afford.
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239, my favorite line is "The Home is yours!" In the perfect World they would all hear that.
I tell my Buyers that the real price of a home is not what it is listed for but rather the cost you'll incur to make this home your own.
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239 Sign my Exclusive Buyer Broker Agreement.
I need to see that you are ready to make a purchase. Normal response: no, I haven't been pre-approved.
That message might change depending on market conditions, but today in Charlotte I am essentially say "I have 5 houses to show, if you are serious, make an offer on one of them and be prepared for multiple offers."
Put your trust in your agent and listen to them. they have your best interest in mind.
It' s just a house.
There are things in life that are much more important.
Let me help you with choices most beneficial to your family and those important to you.
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239 - I'd say, Floyd Wickman style...
Listen to what I tell you, because it will make the process easier.
Find an agent you trust and can relate to.
There is no perfect house so our job is to find the one that is close to perfect and needs the least amount of compromise. When a buyer realizes this the house hunting becomes more fun.
Listen to me, not your brother in-law, neighbor, boss or other online "expert" that doesn't know the local market and best practices here.