Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery Counties Real Estate. Tips for home buyers, home sellers by Gita Bantwal,Realtor at Re/Max Centre Realtors.: Active Rain Contest idea. Initial buyer consultation.

Active Rain Contest idea. Initial buyer consultation.

Active Rain challenge idea.

There are many agents here who work with buyers. In some states we have buyer agency  I do not know the laws in all states.

We find it difficult to get buyers to sign buyer agency contract. There used to be a time when agents used to answer a call on floor time and if someone called on a sign they would go right away to show the house.

These days agents are careful and make sure they are not wasting their time.

There are agents who work with just preapproved buyers . 

For an active rain challenge , I thought agents could write a post about their initial appointment with buyers and buyer consultation. Do you just go and meet them at a house or first meet at your office ?

Those who are in other fields can write about what they do at the initial appointment.Do you explain the buying process? Do you work with buyers who are not looking to buy for a year or more ?

Write a post of about 150 words about your initial appointment with your client. Include a photo.Everyone who writes a post should receive 750 points in addition to the 225 regular points for the post that they would receive that week .

 

When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

 

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

If you would like a FREE MARKET EVALUATION OF YOUR HOME IN PHILADELPHIA, BUCKS or MONTGOMERY COUNTY call me at 2152758491

 Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others  in my post and comments is not to be construed to be  legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.

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Comment balloon 18 commentsGita Bantwal • May 08 2018 04:57PM

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Thanks, Gita.  This would be an interesting contest and I would like to read the entries of those participating.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 5 months ago

Gabe, thank you for the comment.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

I agree with Gabe that this is an interesting idea for a contest.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) 5 months ago

Even though I know the benefits and reasoning behind having buyers sign an agreement tying them to me, I have still never done that.  Even though the world has become less trustworthy, I am still the type that wants to believe in a person's word.  I get burned from time to time, but I look at it as dodging a bullet of having to deal with or know an immoral person.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 5 months ago

Sybil, thank you for reading.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Brian, thank you for reading.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Hi Gita, interesting topic to write about. I have used the Buyer Broker agreement in the past, but recently, in the last 5-7 years I stopped. I do take the time to explain the agency relationship, and also invite Buyers to sign the agency disclosure. It is not binding, rather it's informative for the Buyers.

Posted by Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353) 5 months ago

Steffy, thank you for reading

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Gita- I would love to read everyone's procedures for this!!! Good idea for a contest!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 5 months ago

Gita, This is a great idea for a challenge here on AR.   I bet there are some really good stories to go along with this subject.

 

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) 5 months ago

Kathy, thank you for the comment.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Gloria, it will be fun to read their stories.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Hi Gita! A wonderful idea - it is something that I don't recall we've ever done before too! 

Thank you so much for your entry.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 5 months ago

Debe, thank you for the comment

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Gita Bantwal - Great idea! 

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 5 months ago

Patricia, thank you 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Hi Gita

No doubt there are many different ways that agents conduct buyer consultations, and the contest would provide some good learning. I don't think we have had a challenge like this.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 5 months ago

Jeff, I have not seen a contest like this either.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) 5 months ago

Participate