Nik De, Real Estate Technology (Koodle)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Some are, some are not. Sometimes there is fear about making the big decision to make an offer. Often buyers think they will find a home with everything that they want if they just keep looking.

Jun 21, 2016 01:55 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I hae one right now that is and can't seem to make any headway. I think she is afraid of making a wrong decision.

Jun 21, 2016 08:58 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

Yes, but I do keep in mind that buying a home for some is a very huge step, a big deal to them, like marriage..a very big decision.  and some times a couple may have a hard time agreeing on the type or style of home

Jun 21, 2016 07:29 AM
Toronto, ON

Yes.  Some may not have found what they are looking for yet.  Some may be uncertain as to what they want.  Alternatively, there may be other factors at play.

Jun 21, 2016 03:23 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

It often depends on how long they've been "looking".  Many buyers are searching the internet and going to Open Houses long before they get serious.   Another factor is how willing they are to accept buying something they can actually afford.  

Jun 21, 2016 02:16 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

They don't know what they are 'supposed to be looking for'. You have to help them most of the time.

Many times they also think that fixing something is wildly expensive or time consuming. Case in point that 1 buyer told me a kitchen faucet was around $1K right?

Like Annette said - the perpetual shopper. Something will come up on the market tomorrow that's better.  They NEVER buy.

Jun 21, 2016 01:50 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Tomorrow they wil see a BETTER house.

When that 'hope' exists, they won't commit.

Jun 21, 2016 01:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

"FOBO", fear of better option! I thinkd they are using this on TV for a commercaila of some sort. A buyer has to understand that no house is perfect, they are trying to make the best choice, not a perfect choice.

Jun 21, 2016 10:22 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Some are. Buyers are not all the same.

Jun 21, 2016 09:46 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I guide and focus them right from the start - no need for indicision if you keep their eye on the prize

Jun 21, 2016 09:25 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

One pattern is holding to a list of "must haves" that is too limiting in our market.

Jun 21, 2016 07:19 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nik De - some of them do - and they need the most guidence.

Jun 21, 2016 03:51 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

not frequesntly.  Once in a while and they tend to turn out to be tire kickers

Jun 21, 2016 03:04 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I prefer to use "decision making impaired"!

Jun 21, 2016 02:42 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

They can't make up their mind what they like in a home.  Some like every one they see.

Jun 21, 2016 02:14 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

In a buyers' market, it's too many choices.

Jun 21, 2016 01:46 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Mostly new buyers

Jun 21, 2016 12:28 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Absolutely, especially if you let them deliberate too long.

Best to show them what is available in their specification range, then fill out the paperwork and tell them to PICK ONE.

Jun 21, 2016 10:55 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I had a cash buyer last year...  I saw her financial statements... but she just kept looking and looking.  I finally had to cut her loose.

Jun 21, 2016 10:17 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Ever go shopping for shoes? Same thing.

Jun 21, 2016 06:31 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not know the reason.

Jun 21, 2016 06:29 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

another reason I became a listing agent.... gave all buyers to others....

Jun 21, 2016 05:54 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

They need to sleep on it and the next day it is under contract.

Jun 21, 2016 05:24 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nik De Yes, some buyers are very indecisive. These fence sitters will just about make up any excuse not to buy right now.

Jun 21, 2016 04:43 AM
Jackie Mazurowski
CENTURY 21 Myers Realty - Auburndale, FL
Polk County Gold Realtors

Not as long as you show them what is in their criteria.  Some agents seem to think they know what is best for their clients.

Jun 21, 2016 04:26 AM
Kristen Correa, Broker
Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services - Keller, TX
I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee!

Some are indecisive. Some are not at all -- directly to the deal. What are some patterns?

1. Motivation is critical to any movement. What is their motivation and timeline? That's what will contribute most to their focus and decisiveness.

2. Road blocks. A lot of times indecisiveness is a result of reasons why they literally can't make decisions. Do they have full approval yet? When they got it, did the lender state there was an issue? Are they trying to accomplish a mission that is really stretching them or pulling them so far away from their comfort zone they will experience "paralysis by analysis?"

I find motivation and ease of purchasing or overall purchasing power to be the biggest keys to a smooth and simple focused buyer deal.

Jun 21, 2016 03:20 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some are, some aren't.  It's a huge decision, so I can understand why buyers may be indecisive.

Jun 21, 2016 03:18 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not if I have the answers why the want to buy, when the want to buy, and where they want to buy. That coupled with a good job of emotionally pre qualifying them and explaining the market we currently are in.

Jun 21, 2016 03:11 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No.  When I show properties I help the buyers come to a decision.  I very seldom have a buyer not write on the first trip (unless they are a relo buyer, then there might be a couple of trips just for area familiarization).

Jun 21, 2016 02:43 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Not really. Buyers are all different, and some can find a home immediately, while others will find something wrong with every home they look at.

Jun 24, 2016 02:38 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Parked and reading...

Jun 21, 2016 10:55 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Some yes, some no. It really depends on the person. But my experience is that when they walk into the right home, they know it 9 times out of 10 and lose and become very decisive.

Jun 21, 2016 10:51 PM
Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

All buyers are not indecisive, and from what I have seen their motivation or lack thereof, is the key factor Nik De.  Snowbirds can be indecisive because they don't always have 'an urgency' to buy, 'can rent in the meantime', and 'can always come back next year'.  People that live here year-round, have jobs, have kids, do activities, etc. and they seem to be more motifivated to move.

Jun 21, 2016 08:34 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Nik De Good question. See Kristen Correa, Broker answer.

Jun 21, 2016 04:35 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

When someones belief has to come out and go to work, start-up can be dicey

Jun 21, 2016 03:09 AM