In 2012 there were many great homes for sale in Orange County and international buyers from countries like China, Japan and the UK were a major factor in the growth of the Real Estate market last year.
This year is projected to be even better than the last and if you’re trying to sell your home quickly, you should find yourself a Real Estate Agent who is skilled at attracting international buyers.
It All Starts With The Internet
The first step to finding a Realtor who is skilled at attracting international clients is by researching the Top Realtors in your area and once you have a list of names, search for properties in your area on international search engines like: google.co.uk or yahoo.co.jp.
While doing an international search, you should specifically be looking for those Realtors on your list who are active with buying and selling homes in your area; if you can’t find them or their property listings on international search engines then you will know that they are probably not marketing to internationally.
You’ve Found An International Realtor, Now What?
Once you’ve found a local Realtor, who is skilled at marketing internationally, and they start bringing by clients to view your home, you must realize that customs in other countries are different than the U.S. and should be careful to make the following mistakes with international buyers:
- Don’t talk money – Don’t ask an international buyer how much money they make or what they do for a living because, this can be seen as a sign of disrespect in some cultures.
- Be careful when asking if they are pre-qualified for a mortgage – In many cases international buyers are already pre-qualified with their banks and will even be ready to pay cash for your home so be careful with this subject with a potential buyer because, you may lose someone who was interested in buying your home.
To learn more tips about how to find a Top Orange County Realtor who is experienced in dealing with international buyers or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling (949) 272-0125.