Tony Whiteside, GRI, MRP, e-PRO (VanderMorgan Realty)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

My opinion does not factor into a Buyer's purchase.  No one knows what goes on behind closed doors and we have no idea of what will be too big, too small or just right.  Goldilocks I am not!

Mar 04, 2016 01:22 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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I'm just glad this Q is not about politics. 3:)
It's challenging to help buyers who are so conditioned by outside influences to keep it real for both the present and foreseeable future. Gotta think resale AND daily life!

Mar 04, 2016 01:10 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Start out conservative. Prepare for the worse. You can always trade-up

Mar 04, 2016 01:41 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I see them more focused on value and price per square foot. Yes they do want what they want and that goes for pretty much all consumers.

Mar 04, 2016 12:33 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Every client is different.  Size does matter to some ... however I feel mainstream are looking to have their needs met ... wants are secondary. Of course, price is always an issue.

Mar 04, 2016 12:18 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Buyers think they know what they want but they don't always want what goes along with what they think they want.  LOL  

For example,   I might think I want this palace, but I do not want the expense of maintaining it.  So, I don't really want it.  I just thought I did.

It is part of your job as an "advisor" to guide the buyer through the maze of what they think they want and what is practical given their circumstances and budget.  

Mar 04, 2016 12:17 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Yes size matters, but many buyers have unrealistic expectations.

Mar 04, 2016 12:12 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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That is a gorgeous castle! I'd love to represent a client in such:) 

As for me, clients want what they think they need. I just moved an elderly couple into 5br house and they complain that it is too tight for them in there. Go figure;) 

Mar 04, 2016 06:42 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

For some folks, size seems to be an ego thing.

Mar 04, 2016 04:22 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Both, Tony Whiteside. Size matters to most of my clients and they want what they want. My opinion is what doesn't matter when it comes to that choice! 

Mar 04, 2016 02:02 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

Clients want what they want, but the Grand Canyon is sometimes the distance that separates what the client wants and what their budget will buy. 

Mar 04, 2016 01:02 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It really depends on the buyers and their needs, and wants. And price makes a difference, as does the available inventory in the area they desire

Mar 04, 2016 12:44 AM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
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They pretty much want what they want.  I also try to explain that they'll be selling what they buy eventually, so don't buy problem children homes.

Mar 04, 2016 12:07 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

one never knows what the mentality will be...in my opinion, there's no such thing as a person having too large a house; or too small a body; or having too much money!!! but that's my sick mind.

Mar 03, 2016 11:53 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Tony. It has more to do with what a client will qualify for, that will usually dictate the answer.

Mar 04, 2016 04:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony Whiteside you got a valid point -- yes, what they want is what they want - and if they can afford, our job is to help them.

Mar 04, 2016 01:50 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I find that many times the buyers really do not know what they want or really need

Mar 04, 2016 05:35 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Nice new listing Tony...

We really cant answer this question for people, but their budget or lender generally will.

Mar 04, 2016 04:45 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Tony Whiteside I don't discuss what criteria a buyer may have for purchasing a property. If they are qualified to make the purchase, they will be happy owners.

Mar 04, 2016 03:53 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I try to give advice when asked for it.  I don't volunteer it.  You never want a client to think you're not on their side.

By your logic, I shouldn't be in the house I'm in now.  Single guy, 2500sf 3+2.  But the Ryan buys what the Ryan wants, with plans of needing that third bedroom someday...

Mar 04, 2016 01:56 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My clients know but they don't convey

Mar 05, 2016 07:43 PM
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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

Depending on furniture, size does matter.   Usually buyers don't want to have to buy new furniture to fit their new home.

Mar 05, 2016 08:32 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Stuff happens.

For some size matters.

For me, sighs matter more.   

 

Mar 05, 2016 12:43 AM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Define size.

Mar 04, 2016 05:53 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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What a buyer wants really varies in my area. 

Mar 04, 2016 11:13 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I have a beautiful new build listing that I could have sold 20 times if the bedrooms were just a bit bigger Tony Whiteside so in this case YES size matters.

Mar 04, 2016 07:44 AM