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Stop waiting... get pre-approved and start searching on Lake Sinclair

I hate waiting, but that's what I'm doing right now.  Two hours for an oil change.  It happens.  Not sure why everyone waited until Wednesday to get their oil changed.  I would come back another day if I could, but since I'm planning on a little weekend away, I have to sit and wait because it's the last day I have to get it done.

This is a busy time of the year in real estate too.  It's the time of year that we always have a back up planned for our duty agent.  Of course we prefer buyers and sellers call ahead to schedule appointments, but sometimes they don't.  When that happens we don't turn them away we take care of them and keep their wait as short as possible.  And if you do have to wait, I promise our lobby is much more comfortable to wait in than the chair I currently occupy at the dealership waiting for my oil change.

lobbyLast week we had a cash buyer walk in out office that only looked at two homes before making an offer that was accepted.  If a prospective buyer doesn't know if they are qualified or what price range they might be qualified to purchase we have a great group of lenders that will help take care of that right away if it's during banking hours.  That way we don't have to procrastinate getting started in looking at homes and being in a price range they know they can purchase.

There are times when both the duty agent and the back up have appointments or are busy with someone who walked in earlier that day.  But we have a plan B for that.  I can't remember a time when I had a qualified purchaser in my office that I haven't been able to get one of my agent to come in to work with them.

Of course I recommend buyers get pre-approved in advance to their home search.  It really should be your first step.  It's really bad when you just fall in love with a place (even on line) and then find out it's out of your price range and can't be negotiated into your price range.  If you call our office or email us we'd be happy to recommend some lender for you to talk with for your pre-approval.  Knowing what type of loan and/or home you might want to purchase will give us a better of idea of who you should call.

Ready to start browsing on line?  We can help with that too.  You'll need to provide your email address, but this is a great place (  to set up a search and get new listings sent to you.  Call us and get that pre-approval and we'll make the search fit your budget too.


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10 commentsTammy Lankford • April 23 2014 01:39PM
Stop waiting… get pre-approved and start searching on Lake Sinclair
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