It’s very important to take down your open house signs at the end of the day. Why? Just ask Kevin Hultgren, an agent for Real Estate One in Southgate, Michigan. Listen in to hear Kevin share what happened, what he learned, and what consumers can do to get the best agent for the job in this crazy market.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 01:30 - Introducing Kevin, an agent for Real Estate One in Southgate, Michigan; they are the largest broker in the state of Michigan
- 02:45 - The real estate supply and demand; it’s crazy and exciting right now, but you need a professional to get an offer accepted
- 04:10 - Kevin’s CSIRE story
- 04:20 - They had an open house; he left the sign out afterward and it was up all week
- 04:35 - The following Saturday, someone walked in through the seller’s front door as he was getting out of the shower; Kevin was mortified and embarrassed
- 06:50 - The lessons
- 07:15 - The listing agent smoothed things over for him before he even knew about it
- 07:40 - Now he has a checklist and makes sure he has all the materials he needs
- 09:25 - Respect the seller’s space if you’re touring their home
- 10:05 - Tips for consumers
- 10:10 - Ask your agent what they use for a checklist and to manage details
- 11:00 - Don’t expect perfect, expect real
- 11:35 - Know that you are working with a human; choose a professional who knows what they are doing
- 12:45 - State programs for first time home buyers
- 13:05 - Private and public support for first-time buyers is a great thing; he recently helped a 22-year-old client buy his first home
- 15:05 - How to reach Kevin: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734)642-8635
3 Key Points
- Don’t forget to take the “Open House” signs down!
- Respect that someone still lives there if you’re touring a house.
- Keep track of the details.