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Representing Women Who Buy Real Estate

During the past couple of years I've noticed an increase in my business representing single women who buy a home on their own.  These women are brave and strong, dedicated to taking control of their lives and making it work for them.  They take the time to become educated and learn as much as they can not only about the process of buying a home but about the necessities that come from home ownership.

I recommend to them they attend a homebuying workshop in Keene through Cheshire Housing Trust. The two day workshops are free and not given every month, but maybe every 2 or 3 months. For some buyers purchasing through USDA's Rural Development, attending this workshop is a requirement. For others it is an added value and absolutely educational experience.

A single homebuyer managing not only the decison making process but also the finances in their household needs as much help as possible. Having the help and making available resources from other key figures in our region helps them develop a support network and takes the pressure off of them and their agent to have all the answers.

I thoroughly enjoy working with single women buying a home on their own.  One thing that is different for me when representing single women is that they seek me out for support and guidance, assurance and honesty at times when their decision making is challenging.  This is often seen during negotiations and after inspections when they are unsure what to do or how to handle something.  Often I will find myself telling these buyers to call me not only when they have questions but when they need a soundboard or a person to talk to about how they are feeling. Separating emotion from business is helpful as I represent their needs as a friend, as a buyer's agent and as a consultant. 

Stephanie Jacques

Associate Broker

BHG The Masiello Group

http://stephaniejacques.masiello.com

 

Comment balloon 2 commentsStephanie Jacques • August 10 2010 11:19AM

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I believe the statistics show that more single women buy homes than single men, so this is a segment of the population that really deserves attention.  Good for you for recognizing that and being the advisor that they need!

Posted by Shelley Rowton, ABR, RSPS - (512) 507-5779 MoveToRealty of Austin (Move To Realty) about 7 years ago

I agree. I am seeing more single women buying their second or third property, and they are much better at making their selection quickly.

Posted by David Okada (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 7 years ago

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