How do Austin Texas Fence-Sitting buyers get off the fence?
I push them!!
Just kidding... or am I...??
There are many times when buyers sit on the fence for no good reasons, whatsoever. Those buyers need to be pushed off the fence, abruptly, not gently. It's like when you're going to go swimming and you think the water is too cold, so you try to get in slowly, but when someone pushes you in the water, you realize that was the best thing for you, and that the water isn't as cold as you thought it was.
Great analogy, huh?
I had a buyer a few months ago who loved this house. It was a HUD, and offers had to be made via an online bid. I had all the information needed to enter her offer, but then she decided she didn't want to buy a house right now. Well, she didn't know this, but I had already put her offer in. I didn't mention it to her because I thought we probably wouldn't win the bid, and we didn't...
But then two weeks later, I got the email. You know the one that says, "You have 48 hours to submit the original contract with original signatures..." Ummm, what happened? I called, and it turns out the previous buyer backed out of her contract, and our bid was next in line so we won.
I then had to make a call to my buyer which went something like this:
Me: Hey Carry, how are things?
Carry: Good, thanks. Been really busy.
Me: Well, I was just calling to check to see if you, by chance, still wanted to buy a house?
Carry: *sigh* I'm just not sure, Donna. It's a lot more stressful than I thought it would be.
Me: Well, ummm, remember that HUD house you liked? Ummm, well, it's yours if you want it...
Carry: What? I don't understand, what do you mean?
Me: Well, ummm, you see, you mentioned how much you liked it, and we talked about putting in an offer, and I did. Your bid didn't initially win so I didn't tell you, but now they've come to your offer and if you want to buy a house, we need to meet by tomorrow to sign everything with original signatures so I can mail it to Denver.
After a few seconds of silence, there was a lot of screaming for joy! We met the next morning to sign everything, and she closed in under a month. She needed to be pushed off that fence. I didn't mean to push but sometimes, things happen... for the best... Her and her daughter are in their new house, and they've painted, put in new appliances, and have made it their own.
If you're a fence sitter, a buyer not sure about whether or not you really want to buy a house, think about how you would feel if something fell in your lap. Would you be happy or upset? If you would be happy, jump off the fence before someone pushes you off!!
**Are You Packed Yet?**
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* Austin TX Home Buyers - Are You Still On the Fence About Buying a House - You Might Get Pushed * was first published on donnahomesblog.com.