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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Be sure to look at their faces upon entering that front door. Whether you've shown them one or twenty homes eventually you'll recognize that expression. A smile is a great initial indicator!

Feb 18, 2019 11:10 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

They eagerly obtain their pre-approval, start using our app and tag homes they want to see and then when you tour with them, pay close attention to their body language.

They don't all exclaim, "This is THE one!" - sometimes it's in the questions they ask and/or their demeanor. 

Gut instinct also kicks in for most of us!

Feb 18, 2019 03:36 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I required a pre-approval letter before I would show any property and when I received a pre-approval letter I would always call the lender and have a little talk with them. That talk often reveled a lot of interesting facts. Andrew Cooper keep in mind that if you show homes without a pre-approval you may be showing professional thieves homes they intend to rob making you an accomplice (willing or not).

Feb 18, 2019 01:15 PM
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869,401
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

A house? They and especially the kids start assigning / fighting over bedrooms. They 'mentally out loud' place furniture.

Commercial? They have a deadline.

Feb 18, 2019 11:20 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

An opened escrow and wired EMD. Till that moment all is just talking and show-and-tell. 

Feb 18, 2019 03:39 PM
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361,808
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

They bring a suitcase full of cash.

Feb 18, 2019 12:54 PM
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869,401
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1. I LOVE THIS HOUSE.

2. Here is my Pre-approval at the list price.

3. I CLOSED on my house 2 weeks ago.

4. Everything I've seen so far have been dumps.

Of course, for a typical real estate agent, the time-holes need to be spotted long before this "IDEAL" happens.

Feb 18, 2019 11:13 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Preapproved, clear expectations, anxious to sign.

Feb 18, 2019 07:03 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

If they don't mention HGTV shows 

Feb 18, 2019 05:16 PM
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468,389
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

The obvious is the best..... ask them if they want to write an offer. Lots of times they are just waiting to be asked. That and Kevin J. May 's answer.

Feb 18, 2019 04:59 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Lots of signs but it does have a learning curve. More questions you ask, the better or worse answers you will get. It's also a gut feeling.

Ask them point blank, if we see a house today are you ready to buy it?

Feb 18, 2019 03:26 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Are they pre-approved for a loan and ready to go house-hunting.

Feb 18, 2019 01:30 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

A pre-approval for mortgage financing is a good indicator.

Feb 18, 2019 11:42 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If they are placing furniture in the home.

 

Feb 19, 2019 06:52 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

If I had a dollar for every buyer or agent that indicated an offer would be coming I'd be living on a South Pacific island...lol

Feb 19, 2019 04:57 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I ask them to get a pre-approval for a loan.  Also I interview them and see what motivates them to get a home.  If they are leasing and their lease is about to expire, that's a good indication that they are serious.  A house that is too small with a baby due in a few months is also a good indication of a serious buyer.  Be foreward of buyers who only want a good deal and have not time frame to purchase.

Feb 18, 2019 08:27 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Like anything in dating. There are little signals that your date is not serious,

Feb 18, 2019 04:59 PM
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868,874
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

When they actually say: Let's make an offer.

I have have plenty of "potential buyers" back off after stating the the are very interested. Until they are will to put pen to paper the is not commitment.

Feb 18, 2019 03:11 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Joyce Marsh, Luxury Market Specialist .  A

Feb 18, 2019 03:08 PM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You listened to them and know from the run down of what they want, what they don't and match make. Find them what is the best bang for the buck and you are heading to a real estate closing. A property listing priced right is a beautiful thing too. When the buyer starts talking in terms of the master bedroom sleigh bed will be on this wall, the 64 inch flat screen to watch the Red Sox win another World Series is going to be on that one... you just get a feeling from experience. They don't just love the home, they are in love because waiting around is over. The buyer's facebook, other social media account round robin is announcing the "Hey Dawgs. Look at our new crib bitches" which is another sure ringer dead give away this is the one!

Feb 18, 2019 02:34 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Ask questions and let them fully answer. They will give you the sign it is time.

Feb 18, 2019 12:44 PM
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Ready, Willing and Able to buy! 

Feb 18, 2019 12:25 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Same signs you would have when you go to purchase. That's why it takes one to know one and if not sure, ask questions which reveals it all

Feb 18, 2019 12:16 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Are they:

ready to buy

willing to buy

albe to buy

 

Feb 18, 2019 11:53 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

all you need to do is listen and watch body language plus facial expressions....

Feb 18, 2019 11:18 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

When they make the offer. 

Feb 19, 2019 06:35 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Ready, able, and willing to purchase.

Feb 19, 2019 02:31 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

When I say- so do you want to do this?& they say- so where do I sign?

Feb 19, 2019 10:39 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

He tells you.

Feb 19, 2019 09:35 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They have been pre-approved by a lender.

Feb 19, 2019 07:37 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When they start placing their furniture mentally, or talk about moving day.

Feb 22, 2019 03:34 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Ask them

Feb 20, 2019 06:39 AM