Denise, do you have access to see all the homes for sale in Iowa City? No matter what Real Estate Company is selling it? If so, do we just get you the address and you take it from there?
This is a question I got in an email this week. It was a big wake up call for me. I’d met with these guys and explained the benefits of Buyer Agency. I write posts about the benefits of working with a Buyer’s Agent all the time apparently assuming that Buyers know I can get them into any home they want to see. You know what they say about people who assume, right?
From a Buyer’s perspective, what benefit could it possibly be to work with a Buyer’s Agent if you don’t have the option to see every single home listed on the MLS? It’s fine that a Buyer’s Agent will give you a peace of mind in a transaction, but the first question has to be, can they get you into ALL the homes you want to see? YES, as a Realtor I have access to ALL homes for sale in Iowa City, regardless of the Brokerage listing it. As it happens, I’m a member of the Iowa City Area MLS and have access to all homes listed in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty and surrounding areas in Johnson County.
And to answer the rest of the question. There are a couple of ways we can play it. I can send you a list of all homes fitting the criteria you give me and you let me know which ones you’d like to set up showings for or need more info on. OR… You do your own search online. And we know you have plenty of choices on how to do that these days. When you find something interesting you just send me the address of the home or homes you’re interested in and we take it from there.