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They Brought an inspector with them.

North Branch, Minnesota has an extreme hot market.

Great homes sell in hours and not days.

If you plan on winning a multiple offer you need to be ready.

I had new clients ask for the name of an inspector.

When they showed up at the listing to see the home, the inspector was in tow.

The clients were only interested in the major issues and not bad plug ins and such.

We spent 45 minutes and got a clean bill of health.

We made the offer and although 15% over list and no contingencies, we still lost out.

BUT, these clients plan on having the inspector with at every home they are looking at so they can feel comfortable in their agreement and it can be clean as possible.


Are any of your clients doing anything over the normal?


Comment balloon 16 commentsWilliam Feela • April 29 2017 05:49PM


It sounds like your buyers are more than serious about finding a home. I wish you good luck!

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 3 years ago

Good afternoonWilliam Feela ,

This is a serious buyer! They can move ahead feeling comfortable with their offer after having the inspector checking out some major issues of concern for them!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) over 3 years ago


There is nothing like a serious buyer.  I am sure you will them something very soon.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

You are describing the market I have been working in for many years now .... and it is getting worse.  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

It is hard to arrange inspectors in our market as they are so busy, just had a client the first appointment from a long list of inspectors was 9 days out. If you have to wait that long for the inspector to join you on an appointment the house will be sold. 

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 3 years ago

In our market it takes a serious buyer to get any homes they want.  If your client offered 15% above list price and still missed out, it sounds like you are experiencing low inventory and a strong seller's market as well.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

I love it when buyers bring their experts with them, I sold a home where the buyer brought with him the architect, the geologist as well as the structural engineer:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Good morning William.  Well now that is a first for me.  Never had it happen, yet.  You did get yet didn't you? 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 3 years ago

Hi William.  Wow! 15% over and still lost out.  That is a hot market.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

William, have not had an inspector come with us on a showing, but there usually are several other buyers in the home at the same time.  Think it would be too congested.

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

Good morning William. I think your buyers showed a terrific sense of maturity. Sounds like good people to have as clients.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 3 years ago

Good morning William. Sounds like they are serious, both with condition and willing to attempt to pay the price! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 3 years ago

William, Smart clients and I hope they get the next home! I hope you have a great Sunday!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert over 3 years ago

That would bother me a little but if it gets the buyers comfortable and ready to put in their absolute best offer, I could deal with it.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070) over 3 years ago

It is also creeping north as we are heating up.  Had not heard of a buyer ever doing this.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 3 years ago

Smart clients Bill, it pays to be prepared and ready to take action.  I am sure they will be successful in their pursuit soon.


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 3 years ago