Sometimes we have buyers call or email that would really like to live on the lake, but their budget doesn't let them afford a Lake Sinclair home. Lots of buyers who have been turned away from other agencies are surprised when we tell them about "deeded" lake access properties.
We have lots of subdivisions around Lake Sinclair that offer such lots. I know what those subdivisions are and where the lake access lots are in those subdivisions. In fact, my last closing was one of those properties.
For the VERY low price of just $34,000 my buyers own a home and can go just a half mile down the street in the subdivision and enjoy the boat ramp, dock and lake at no additional cost to them. This home won't be their forever home. They plan to use it on weekends now and later take the manufactured home off this lot and build a house. That will come after their retirement.
Meanwhile, they got to pay cash for a place they can use right now on weekends and they can launch their boat just down the street and enjoy a weekend cruising around the lake. Other firms did not return their emails or phone calls because of their price point. But I understand the value in helping everyone who wants to buy a home.
These clients, while not spending a tremendous amount of money have now referred other friends to me to find them a home on the lake. I think back to a question the teacher asked when I was in real estate school about a buyer walking in the door wanting to see the "cheap, it's a lot of work, HUD home down the street" and asking what we would do. Most of my classmates said things like "pass, send them down the street, tell them I had an appointment", but I said I'd go show it to them and get them connected with a lender to get them qualified.
My teacher asked me to explain why. At the time I worked in a real estate office as a secretary so I was familiar with referrals and the value of them. So I explained that people respect you for helping them and refer friends and family and even sometimes come back to you to list and buy a "move up" house. My teacher looked at the class and said, "Tammy is going to be a successful" real estate agent. One year later I owned my own firm.
So finding the hidden gem of deeded lake access for buyers who are not in a price point to buy ON Lake Sinclair has not only been a way to help clients, but grow my business and referral base as well.
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