The best realty question.

November 23, 2018

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“What houses do you have for sale?”

This is easily my favorite question. Not just because it tells me that I have a potential real estate client in front of me who is looking to buy a home, although I have to admit that is part of it. No, I love this question because it gives me a chance to talk about the difference between an average agent, and a Professional Realtor like myself.

I begin by answering, “all of them”.

While that sounds like I am being a little bit of a smart aleck, I am really not. Here is why.

First and foremost, real estate is not like buying anything else you will ever buy. While we have home listings, that each of us are specifically under contract to sell for people, realty is a cooperative business model. This means that when I have a house listed for sale, any licensed agent in Indiana can sell it to you…and any member of my board will be paid a commission by me (and my seller) to do so.

So by that virtue, any home currently being sold on the market is part of my personal housing inventory.

But there is more to my statement than that. I don’t limit myself to houses listed for sale on the MIBOR (Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors) Brokers Listing Cooperative (or MLS if you are from other places). I will help you buy any home you want to buy.

Obviously, if my company has a home listed for sale, I will sell that house to you.

If a home is listed on the Brokers Listing Cooperative, I will help you buy that home.

If it is a FSBO (for sale by owner), I will help you buy the home they are selling.

If you want to have a new construction home built, I work with builders all over the country…and can help you navigate the ins and out of each builders little nuances.

If you see a house that is just perfect for you and it is not on the market. I will engage that home owner and help you buy the home they didn’t even know that they wanted to sell.

What houses do I have for sale?

Like I said, all of them.

Which one of them do you want to buy?