We all know what a listed home is. When a homeowner wants to sell their home they list it with a realtor. The realtor then markets the home to potential buyers by puting a for sale sign in the yard and posting it online to places like zillow, trulia, realtor.com and facebook but what is a listed buyer.
If you have been searching for a home online you probably have noticed that homes are selling very quickly, you probably may have tried to schedule a showing on several only to be told that the house is already "Under Contract" . Ask yourself, how did that buyer get to this house so quickly? Do they know something that we don't?
The answer is yes, they are a listed buyer. They hired a proactive buyers agent who has taken their needs and have marketed them directly to listing agent and everyone they know including friends and past clients.
A great buyers agent will take all of your home wants & needs and create a listing around what you are looking for. It may sound like this:
Joe & Mary, pre approved buyers, are looking for a move in ready 2 story home with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms in South Overland Park, Blue Valley Schools a must, they prefer an open floor plan with a walk out basement and a fenced yard for their dog Buddy would be a plus. If you have a home that meets this criteria or know of someone considering selling a home that meets Joe & Mary's needs please contact us immediately as they need to purchase in the next 30-60 days.
By being proactive and searching specifically for your the homes that meet your specific wants, you get advanced notice on many properties as opposed to just waiting for new homes to post online. This is the method that has you already negotiating an offer while other haven't even seen this house post online.
So ask you yourself, am I a listed buyer or am I just someone looking for a home that is hoping to get lucky?
Do you want to a be listed buyer? Do you want to be represented by a buyers agent that will exhaust all options in finding you the absolute best homes available?
Michael Russell is a REALTOR with The Russell Home Team at Keller Williams Realty. Michael specializes in Johnson County Kansas Homes and Real Estate for sale. Michael is a tech savvy realtor with over 13 years experience. Did you enjoy Michael's Blog? Feel free to subscribe or join Michael on his Social Network to stay up to date on Overland Park, Olathe, Leawood, Lenexa, Shawnee and all of Johnson Counties real estate news and more...