I'm curious to know, when you meet a new client or potential client, what is the first question you ask them about their needs?
(Example: So what kind of a house are you looking for? or So what is your price range?)
When do you need to move?
Will you buy first or sell first?
Are you in a lease and when does it end? Have you given notice already.
When I start talking with a new client/lead, I try my best to have them define their goals. With investors, it is typically a number of doors, COCROI they want to hit, or a monthly cashflow number. That is easier to understand for me as a fellow investor. With retail clients, often the goals are less objective and more emotionally driven. But still, with retail clients, I try and narrow down the location first. Thanks for posting this forum thread, I find this conversation very interesting!
How soon do they need to move and have they been pre-approved, just so you know the situation you're dealing with.