I drove by a house I LOVE and I want to see it now – why do I have to be pre-approved to look at it? | Chantel Ray Real Estate

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I drove by a house I LOVE and I want to see it now – why do I have to be pre-approved to look at it?


Did you find a house you just had to see right this minute, called our office only to be told that you need to be pre-approved to see the house? Why? Most sellers only allow us to bring qualified buyers in their homes. We advise our sellers to only allow preapproved buyers to see their home. It takes a lot of work on the seller’s part for a home to be shown. They have to straighten up the house, turn all of the lights on, remove pets and kids, and get the house perfect for you to see. Because of this, they ask only for pre-approved buyers to be shown the house. This prevents nosey neighbors and buyers that cannot purchase their house from trapping through their house.

Also, if you look at a house that is well outside of your budget, you are heartbroken when you cannot afford it. Every house that you look at from that point forward will never measure up to that house. Plus, if you do love the house, you won’t be able to put an offer on the home right away. Sellers require a preapproval letter with the offer. You will have to get preapproved and then write the offer. We don’t want our buyers to miss out on a home they love – that’s why we make sure they are preapproved first!