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SOLD 2 bed 1 bath mobile on 2.98 acres $30,000

Wooded 2.98 Acres with views in quiet country setting. Includes 1972, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, single wide mobile home. Includes Cabinet Mountain Water Membership, Power and Telephone on site. Mobile home has history of extensive water intrusion. Tear down or possibly live in while you build. Home needs heat system. Sold in “As Is” condition. Seller will carry.  $30,000  SOLD

A buyers question Can I use several different agents?

The answer is no, PLEASE DON’T!  Interview a few agents and then when you find an agent you feel comfortable and you feel will work hard for you then stick with them.  Did you know that any agent in the mls, in the area that you are looking in can show you a house.  They will all have access to the same information and can find out anything you need to know about a potential house or land.  I have been a buyer and I know how it is.  You want to look through every possible listing and leave no stone unturned.  Believe me your agent wants you to find that house almost as much as you do.

When you buy a property you aren’t expected to know how the world of real estate works. You scour the internet and the real estate magazines.  You may call on an ad for a house here, and then call on the next one 5 minutes later.  There is nothing wrong with this, but when you feel you are ready to seriously look at homes that is when you will want to pick one agent to work for you.  By the same token, agents don’t just assume that a buyer understands anything about what your job entails or how you earn a living.  WHY should they? 

There was a situation last week with one of my collegues.  She spent 4 days showing a couple homes, and made a few personal sacrifices so that she would be available for them.  On the 5th day the agent was on the phone when he clients called.  She called them back about 5 minutes later but only got the answering machine.  She later found out, The couple had gone into another office and had an agent show them a house a second time.   The next day they stopped in at yet another office and asked an agent to write up an offer on the house that the other 2 agents showed them.  The couple had signed agency agreements with all three.  Now technically this would mean that 3 different offices were entitled to a commission. On a personal level, Buyers put yourself in the agents shoes, how would you feel if this happened to you? 

I have the most wonderful loyal buyers in the world. I think the main reason is that when I first meet a potential buyer I explain to them that if they choose me to represent them, I am willing to move heaven and earth for them, I expect to answer a zillion questions, hold their hand through the entire process.  In exchange for this I do expect that if they make and offer they use me and not some other agent, because that is how I will eventually be paid for all my hard work. for listings
Rain Silverhawk Realtor
Sandpoint Realty
223 North First Ave. |  Sandpoint, ID. 83864
Phone (208)  610-0011  FAX 208-265-5641 

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