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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


When it is right, no discussion needed...where do I sign!  A

Apr 25, 2015 12:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Debbie - Yes, I have.  

One funny(funny haha and funny odd) story I tell to buyers who ask me how many homes do we need to see before we "find" the "one".

Many years ago, I showed clients what I thought was the ideal home based on the parameters that had been shared.   They stayed in the home for a while and I had asked during our initial meeting what if the first home you saw was the "right" home?   They laughed...that would never happen.

Well, it did...except they decided they "needed" to see other homes before making a decision.  It was a different market and homes in that area were not selling as quickly ---- four weeks later, they wrote an offer and the home was theirs.    Yes, it was the first home but it took another 20 homes before they realized it.  

Apr 26, 2015 01:05 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes..... When it's right, it's right. 

Apr 25, 2015 10:34 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Yes quite a few times Debbie. I could tell you some great stories, one time I sold an Evanston Police Female officer a condo. She called and requested a showing and after asking the qualifying questions, showed her the property in question. She said I will take it after 10 minutes and the first time we had met each other. I tried to tell her that she should see comps and let me do a CMA but she said to me that she was a cop and that she knew the neighborhood better than me and had been watching this street for years. It ended up to be a great transaction and we became friends.

Apr 25, 2015 03:48 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It doesn't happen very often, but it has happened a couple of times.  I've had them find it themselves on line and called to go see it.  Then they bought it!

Apr 25, 2015 01:24 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, it has happened, but tht was with a buyer tht was educated to the market.

Apr 25, 2015 12:03 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes...I even had a buyer buy the home next door without looking at it and he had never been inside.

Apr 25, 2015 11:38 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

yup - don't you love it when that happens!!! :)

Apr 25, 2015 10:11 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

No, I think the lowest number was two though. 

Apr 25, 2015 09:50 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

I have often had this happen. Even if showing multiple homes over a period of a few days they often come back to the first one.  I listen to my clients and try to show them what they want first.  If I have done my job correctly the first house is the one has all the options and price point they told me that they wanted to buy.  I'm sure they compare all the others to that home as we go through the showing process.  So yes, it happens often for my clients.

Apr 25, 2015 11:57 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Debbie. For homes that we flip, it happens all the time, 50% of the time from an open house.

Apr 25, 2015 11:38 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes, it has happened several times. This is the way Real Estate should be all the time!

Apr 25, 2015 11:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's happened... but only a few times. Even if they buy the first house they see, they still want to comparison shop a bit in most cases.

Apr 25, 2015 09:26 PM
Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

Hi Debbie;

Yes, I have. A lady called me after viewing my website. She was interested in this one house. It was a Sunday afternoon. Something told me to get in the car and go to the house, so I did. I called her from the house and she was ecstatic that I could describe it to her over the phone, room by room, as well as send pictures.

Then I gave her the bad news - I had just learned while I was there that there was an offer on the house - it hadn't been accepted yet. She said to write up an offer, sight unseen.  I did, with plenty of due diligence time.

Her offer was accepted. She drove down (from out of state) the following day, and I spent the day showing her every other house in the neighborhood in her price range, just so she could be sure this was the one.

It was!


Apr 25, 2015 09:09 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - yes, it has happened couple of times! Once the buyers are clear about what they want, it becomes easy for us.

Apr 25, 2015 01:44 PM
Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
Realtors/Career Consultant

Yes, we have had that happen many times. We have also had a buyer purchase without seeing the home besides a virtual walk through. 

Apr 25, 2015 01:33 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, I've had a few of them.

Oct 24, 2018 07:10 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

Yes - Our very first Buyer bought a new build after seeing the very first model!

Oct 09, 2017 05:07 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

A huge percentage of buyers buy the first one they see.  Of course they have to also tour the other 500 "just to make sure".

Apr 29, 2015 05:26 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Stopping showing 1st timer 50-100 homes and found they don't like this or that.

Almost all buyers see one or making 1 or 2 serious offers.  

Apr 26, 2015 10:44 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

sounds like the "good old days".... show it and sell it.... and often it was your own listing!!!! everyone represented the seller....

Apr 26, 2015 04:22 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No it has not happened to me. One buyer bought the first home she saw but she looked at other homes to compare.

Apr 25, 2015 09:47 PM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

Yes... my good friend of 35 years has bought three homes with me this way. Even when I tell him "let's go see other homes" he jokingly tells me "you are my Realtor and have to do what I say!"

He has made amazing money each time he has sold and is now in the home he always wanted.

Apr 25, 2015 09:44 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good morning Debbie. I have heard of this and from what I understand it doesn't happen very often.

Apr 25, 2015 09:19 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debbie, everyone here watches Househunters  so they know I have to show them three homes and they have to buy one of them!    ^_~

Apr 25, 2015 08:39 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I have not had that happen yet, but have had buyers make an offer on the first home they saw after viewing a couple more just to make sure.

Apr 25, 2015 04:20 PM
Brenda J. Andrew RENE, PSA, MRP, SRS
Professional Realtor in N Houston & Corpus Christi

I haven't had one buy after seeing just one home, but I have had someone buy after seeing a few homes then making a decision the same day.  I love those!

Apr 25, 2015 02:40 PM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Unlike others that have responded, I have not had that good luck.  But, really after just one.  I guess I would be blown away if all their requirmets were met in just one showing.  You must of done a good amount of previewing on your own to know just one house was it.

Apr 25, 2015 02:16 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, not often, but occassionally. When it happens it is awesome!

Apr 25, 2015 01:07 PM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Yes, they knew exactly what they wanted and found it within the first few homes I emailed to them.  We walked in, drew up offer and were under contract by dinner.  Love those!

Apr 25, 2015 12:22 PM