When purchasing a home, be it the first time or the next time, there are some important aspects that must be considered before a good decision can be made. To Help guide the way, we asked realtor Michael D. Sahakian to share his insights on these questions.
When clients come to you with an idea of what they want, how do you help them refine their criteria prior to finding a match?
When my clients come to me with an idea of what they want, I spend a great deal of time asking every possible question in order to make sure I don't waste their time showing them properties that they would not even consider. I also try to make sure that the property they are searching for can be purchased in the price range they feel most comfortable. If not, I help them trim down their wish list so it's realistic. Until I have a full understanding of what direction we're headed in and the client is clear on what to realistically expect, the search cannot really begin. Once the criteria is set, I can zero in on exactly what we need to look for.
What is the most important thing you look for when purchasing a home for yourself?
The most important thing I look for when purchasing a home for myself is finding the best possible price in the absolute best location.
If you had to choose one piece of advice for first-time home buyers, what would it be?
My one piece of advice for first time home buyers is to find an agent you trust as this is a very important decision requiring a major investment.
If you were not selling real estate, where would you be today?
If I were not selling real estate I would probably be in the field I was educated in, Mechanical Engineering.
What would you say is your most proud accomplishment as a real estate agent so far?
My most proud accomplishment in real estate is arguably being the most knowledgeable agent in Bel Air and having an impeccable reputation among my piers.
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