Dear Buyer Prospect,
Thank you for visiting this my website. I want to start by saying that my sellers and I appreciate you, a buyer prospect, more than words can express. After all, without a buyer, there is no sale. When you read my policy regarding buyer prospects, I hope that you will understand and not feel offended.
My name is Sondra Meyer. If you choose to work with me, I will be following Star View Real Estate’s office policy when showing properties to buyer prospects.
As the owner of Star View Real Estate, I first implemented these policies years ago when I first started my career as a real estate agent. These policies were designed to ensure the safety of myself and that of my sellers. Unfortunately, there are some very dangerous people that live in our world that pretend to be buyer prospects. Additionally, these procedures help ensure that the home or property that you decide to purchase is the place that you REALLY want.
1. Under no circumstance can you, a stranger, call me or walk into my office/shop, as a stranger, and expect for me to show you a property on the same day.
I grew up in College Station, Texas and started my real estate career there. One of my high school classmate’s mother was a real estate agent. Her mother, Ginger Freeman, was raped and murdered when she went out to show a rural property to a potential cash buyer prospect that had called the real estate office. Although that was in 1981, about 38 years ago, her killer was not identified until last year (2018) with the assistance of DNA testing.
Additionally, this policy will help you as a buyer prospect:
- Offers to purchase real estate should not be made on impulse.
- The majority of the time, we will be required to make an appointment with the seller. The more notice that we can give the seller, the better the property tends to look.
- If the seller requires proof of the ability to purchase the home or property, this will give us time to get the paperwork to the seller’s agent. The proof is commonly requested by the sellers of properties that are priced above the areas average sales price.
2. Plan to drive your car to the showings. We can either meet at the property or you can follow me there.
- You will be more comfortable in your own vehicle.
- I am not a pushy sales person. I am more of a real estate consultant. I want you and your family to be able to have time to think about and freely discuss the homes that you have seen in the privacy of your own vehicle.
- If we are driving down dirt roads, I want to ensure that you are comfortable with the road’s condition. I do not want the contract to fall apart once you drove out to the property on your own and discovered that road conditions were more challenging than you expected.
- When we are done looking at properties, since you are in your own vehicle; you can go directly home, back to your hotel or to your next activity rather than driving back to my office.
3. If we meet at the property, I will need to know what kind of vehicle that you will be in. Likewise, I will let you know what I am driving.
Again, this will help ensure your safety as well as mine. As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
I look forward to working with you to find the home and/or land that you are seeking.