Buyer Questionnaire

BUYER QUESTIONNAIRE

Click here to access my guide "Things to Consider When Buying a Home" BuyingaHomeSpring2019

Following is a list of questions I will be asking you in our initial meeting. Please take a moment to review and answer these for both of our benefit.  It would be helpful for me to have this to review prior to our meeting or conversation.

  • Why are you looking to buy a new home?
  • How soon would you like to move?
  • Where is your ideal place to live?
  • Are you presently working with another agent? Have you signed a contract with another agent?
  • In what price-range are you looking?
  • Will you be able to pay with cash or are you planning to get a mortgage? (NOTE: Once you are pre-approved by a lender you will know the amount of loan you qualify for and, subsequently, your price range.) 
  • Do you need a lender recommendation?
  • If we find the right property next week, are you prepared to make an offer now (i.e., do you have an approval letter from lender or proof of funds letter from bank, in-hand)?
  • After you become qualified for financing, when will you be ready to start previewing property?
  • Do you wish to be a customer or a client? To become a client, you need to sign a buyer’s representation agreement. When I commit to helping you find your home, I will need you to work exclusively with me.
  • How many bedrooms do you need? Bathrooms?
  • What are your parking requirements?
  • What are the Top 5 feature requirements of your new home?
  • What were your most/least favorite features in the home(s) you grew up in?
  • What feature, or lack thereof, would immediately rule out a home for you?
  • Ideal square footage?
  • How long have you been looking?
  • Do you presently rent or own? What is your rent amount?
  • How many people are in your family?
  • Do you have any school-aged children? Are they home-schooled or are you concerned with school districts?
  • Will anyone else be helping you to make the buying decision?
  • Do you need to sell your home or complete a lease before buying?
  • Where are you (and your spouse/partner) employed?
  • How far from work do you want to be?
  • What times are best for you to view properties?
  • Do you prefer to communicate by email, text, fax, mail or phone?
  • What is the best telephone number for you and time to call?
  • Have you purchased a home before?
  • Do you have a budget for monthly payments?
  • How would your plans be affected if you had to move earlier or later than you intended?
  • What will this move accomplish for you?
  • How would your situation be affected if you did not find a home?
  • What issues need resolution before the purchase?
  • Would you like to buy first or sell first?
  • What furniture, leisure activities or hobbies would you like to accommodate in your new home?
  • How many homes do you think you should see before you buy?
  • What would you do if we found a home on our first time out?
  • What has been your past experience with real estate agents?
  • What are the qualities you would like in an ideal real estate agent?