Sight unssen.What is that? It’s buying a piece of property without ever walking in the home before you close.
I have been working with a set of buyers for over a year, trying to find them the right condo for them. This set of buyers were out-of-state, located in Boston. There have been several condos that we have put in offers on, sight unseen but were not accepted, we were out bid. Happens all the time.
They had been looking on-line for the condos in Hollywood Beach, when something came across that they liked, they would call me and ask about the unit. I would go down and do what I do, did a property preview on the condo, the building, the amenities and anything else that the buyer would want to know about.
So when she sent me the last one she was interested, I do what I and I sent it to her. She said yes, yes, let’s put an offer on it. We did, it was a Homepath listing, so everything was done online. I get the email back 3 days later, OFFER ACCEPTED!. Now the buyers are happy, I handle all the leg work down here.
Closing was set of May 10, interview with the HOA May 9. So after the interview was done, we go upstairs to see the unit for the first time in person. She had tears in her eyes, my first reaction, Uh Oh, what’s wrong? She says she is happy, it’s even more beautiful in person. Look at my views, I have the ocean and the intercostal.
I was happy to see her so happy. Selling a home based on a video is fantastic. Love love love it. Now I plan on doing more property previews of listings, as well as my own listings. Buyers like to be able to have a visual. Pictures only go so far, how many times have you seen a picture and then walk into the house and think, this is not what the picture looked like. Well this is house she felt. She was able to see herself walking through the condo as I was recording it.
I do what I can for my buyers, so if that means taking the extra time to go out and record so they can have an idea of what it looks like so they don’t have to fly out every time so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity, then I will do that!
Here is the video of the unit I did for her.
Do you take the time out for your buyers like this. I do!
We just wrapped up the ReBar Camp SouthFL here in Boca Raton. What a wonderful day full of information for Real Estate. We covered iPad vs Tablet, video marketing, SEO, blogging, ActiveRain, blog content and more.
Wonderful people came from all over the State of Florida. Naples, Miami, Tampa to name a few. If you didn’t make it to this one, there is one in the planning for May over on the West Coast in Naples. Keep a look out for some post. Here is a quick video of myselft and another one from Agi Anderson with ePro Advisors.
Update… On the video I forgot to mention the most important sponsor, RAPB-REALTOR Association of the Palm Beaches. Thank you for finding an AWESOME venue for us to hold this in.