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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Time to refocus and review all homes and expectations in the office before touring any more homes.

Oct 24, 2018 07:32 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

A year is my personal limit.  If after amount of time, a buyer hasn't found a home they liked, then there is an issue with their expectations. We all have different limits with sutff like this.

Aug 07, 2015 03:36 AM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Perhaps switch from putting them in the car and send email alerts.

Have the buyers write out on a yellow pad their makes and breaks

Soon as you fire them they will find the perfect house

Aug 07, 2015 03:32 AM
Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

Have they been sat down to discuss to them that no home is going to be perfect and that their standards need to be lowered a bit? If this conversation has happened already, then I'd say yes, it may be time to cut the strings. If they haven't been spoken to about it in a relaxed environment that is external to their home or your guys' office, then I'd say have that dialogue first. 

Aug 07, 2015 03:31 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Point out the cost of those months of showings and send them an invoice.

Apr 20, 2018 09:52 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Depends. You might want to talk to them and to see what is really going on. The likely reasons: they are not ready and afraid to move forward with a purchase. Talk to them. It is obviously not about 'showing wrong houses''.

Aug 07, 2015 05:35 PM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

do they have an agreement with the agent?

Aug 07, 2015 01:52 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I had one of these buyers a couple years ago, and had a heart to heart discussion about their motivation, and finally they admitted they really loved their home.

Aug 07, 2015 12:46 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It was time long ago to evaluate the urgency of the buyers. They have none and the agent is a chaffeur and tour guide. Sit them down and have an honest discussion. Set new parameters and if they don't like it let them go. They aren't real buyers or at least not worth wasting another year with.

Aug 07, 2015 11:34 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Yea fired three of them this year.  

Aug 07, 2015 11:00 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

What is their motivation to move? Do they have one? Charge then a refundable retainer. They get the money back when they close on a house. 

Aug 07, 2015 10:15 AM
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Only once did I work with buyers for about a year. Through a pregnancy, death of close relatives, etc. It was always not a good time. Even put in an offer or two. I really believed in these first time home buyers. Then they sent me a text that they were "going in another direction". They purchased a home directly from the seller and assumption of their loan. Thinking back, I don't think I would have done anything differently at the time like cutting them loose. I was working with them at the same time as I had a bunch of other clients who did come through for me, so it's probably the way the real estate cookie crumbles.

Aug 07, 2015 09:59 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

They need to be educated and cured. They have fatal mindset disease where everything they see is WRONG. What they need to know is they can create the home of their dreams from just about any property within their like field once they move in and over time. There is no perfect this is it.

Also, trading up is a good option down the line but you have to get in to trade up. You need to explore their mindset, beliefs and fears in a discussion forum. That will tell you yiour next step

Aug 07, 2015 07:09 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Time for a meeting to review and define buyers goals and needs. It happens. I've been working with a family for over 1 year. But we've had breaks off and on where they had to " accept" facts of their buying ability, and quit thinking that every seller of a 339,000.00 home will sell for 300,000.00

Aug 07, 2015 06:26 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Daniel Hayes It is obvious they are not serious buyers. There are buyers out there who think the next house they see is the one. It can become never ending. It's time to have a heart-to-heart with them.

Aug 07, 2015 06:25 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's totally your (and your buyer's agent) call.  If you don't think they'll ever buy, let them go.

Aug 07, 2015 04:43 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

A year is crazy, I guess it depends on if they are doing things serious buyers do like get a pre-approval etc. If they are just looking, I'd move on.

Aug 07, 2015 04:12 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

I would say bring them in with their agent, discuss what has been seen.  Perhaps your insight as to "there is no home without some fault" may enlighten them?  Sounds like they have not been educated on realistic expectations?

Aug 07, 2015 03:40 AM