I try not to traipse my prospective buyers in and out of homes that do not meet their search criteria. Not only is it a time waster for them and for me, it reflects on my ability to do my job in a professional and expedient manner. With that goal in mind, every Tuesday finds Josh and I out previewing new listings in Palos Verdes.
Many agents have forsaken the Tuesday morning tours in favor of viewing photos online, virtual tours and other new school tools available to today’s real estate professionals. We use (and love) them too, but not even Google can reveal as much as the naked eye can see. The range of photo quality varies from house to house so I’m hesitant to rely on the quality of another agent’s photos as my gauge of whether or not to include a home on a client tour. Trying to force a client into the wrong property will forever feel like wearing an ill-fitting pair of shoes. It can be done, but it’s so much better to find a comfortable fit. We may not always be able to produce the “Cinderella” perfect match but our policy is client satisfaction is far more important than simply making another sale.
Today, we will view eight Palos Verdes homes. We will drive around the entire Palos Verdes Peninsula and view homes in three of the four cities on “The Hill” in our quest to find the best property for our clients. They deserve nothing less than our best effort.