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Buyers Buy For Their Reasons Not Yours!!

by Dan & Patti Olivas

When it comes to buying a home nobody likes being sold!  Residential real estate is a very personal and emotional decision - buyers buy for their own reasons.  Successful agents find out what these reasons are and then help facilitate the sale based on those reasons.  It’s very important not only to learn, but also to understand the personal and emotional components involved in the process.  This can only be accomplished by agents listening with purpose to the buyer’s reasons for buying and believing that they, the agent, can serve as a catalyst to the buyer reaching their goals.  This is why building relationships is important: with all things being equal, buyers prefer to do business with people they like and trust, and with all things not being equal buyers still prefer to do business with people they like and trust.

Bottom line is: buyer’s reasons for buying certainly vary, but several things remain constant, those agents that become the most successful in this profession of real estate know the importance of:

  1. Building strong relationships
  2. Helping  buyers solve problems and
  3. Helping buyers attain what they want

El Paso market continues to show signs of being and getting stronger.

Dan Olivas and Associates are committed to earn your confidence by helping you reach your goals.  


Knowledge Is Everything!!

by Dan & Patti Olivas

Are you in the market for a home here in

El Paso?  


What is the best way for you to determine the value of any particular home?

Go to Zillow?

Go to Trulia?

Have confidence in your agent?

The answer is easy, have confidence in your agent and here is why this answer is easy:

Your agent knows this market, hopefully you have chosen to work with Dan, Patti or John from Dan Olivas & Associates.

Your agent will have all the correct sales prices for all the comparable homes that have sold.

Your agent represents your best interest.

Thou Shall Not!!

by Dan & Patti Olivas

Mortgage Companies many times will update your credit file prior to closing. This is your guide of things that you do not want to do without first checking with your loan officer and your Agent (Dan Olivas and Associates)

1.     Do not co-sign a loan for anyone!  

2.     Do not change your bank accounts!  This will cause you a headache in trying to explain why you did this and could cause a delay in closing as the mortgage company re-verifies your account.

3.     Do not make any large  deposits to your account. Any unusual deposits into your account could be a red flag to the mortgage company and will require further explanation.

4.     Do not do anything that is going to originate an inquiry into your credit.  Again this will just cause you to have to write an explanation.

5.     Do not spend the money you have set aside for closing.

6.     Do not leave  any debts off your loan application.

7.     Do not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job.   This will throw a monkey wrench into your home buying process.

8.     Do not let any monthly or revolving accounts become delinquent.  This is a deal killer.

9.     Do not buy a new car, truck or van.  Unless you want to live in it… (Just being funny!)

You have done all the hard work to position yourself to buy a home, don't  let any one of these items mentioned above derail your plans.

The next step is to enjoy your new home!!

If you have any real estate questions, feel free to call Dan Olivas and Associates

 915-584-5430 office

915-241-0735  Dan Olivas

915-241-0087  Patti Olivas

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Dan & Patti Olivas
Dan Olivas & Associates
240 Thunderbird, Suite D
El Paso TX 79912
Office: (915) 584-5430
Mobile: (915) 241-0087