Tire kickers are folks who walk on a car lot, look around, talk about cars but never act.
I have not been on a car lot in years but I remember the first step car salesmen try is to get your personal info to “run a credit inquiry.” In my opinion, a pretty shady technique, yet I can understand the need.
As a real estate agent I do not run inquiries but I will ask you questions about your goals and mortgage status. Why?
Shopping for a house or condo can be a time consuming, labor intensive process. As a prospective purchaser your time is valuable. You want to look at the most properties available that meet your criteria.
Your primary consideration must be price. If a property meets all your criteria except price, we have wasted your time. If I have not shown you properties that you can afford I have not done my job either!
Speaking with a lender first shows signs of a serious buyer - not a tire kicker!
Need a lender recommendation, email me for a few suggestions. Of course your lender decision is your decision!
Gary Waters, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida.