In Episode 64 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts Matt Emerson and Jan O’Brien discuss the importance of preparing a solid buyer presentation and Matt takes us to 33 sites to discover in The Golden State.



WBNL 52: The Buyer Consultation



Do you have an actual Buyer Presentation to use during the buyer consultation?  Here are some ideas to get you started to build yours today.

Powerpoint Presentation
HomeBuying Guide

  • About you / your team
  • Why work with you / testimonials
  • Explains the home buying process
  • Pre-qualification / Approval / Loan Process
  • Buying Tips / Do’s and Don’ts
  • Moving Checklist
  • Utility information and other resources

What home search tools do you have to share with your buyer?

  • IDX website
  • Home Search app

Presentation Styles:

  • Quality Print and in a presentation book
  • Loaded on your iPad or Tablet
  • Present from your Laptop or Desktop computer

Confirm the information you might already have regarding the buyers and ensure you have all the details:

  • Timeframe
  • Location
  • Financing or cash
  • Budget
  • Wants and needs in their property (the specifics)
  • Be prepared to adapt and adjust to any changes the buyer shares

Explain the home buying process & set expectations

  • Use your Buyer Consultation Presentation or Home Buying Guide
  • You can show them all properties from varied sources:
    • Available Listing in the MLS based on wants and needs – (reality check)
    • Team and Company Listings
    • New Homes
    • For Sales By Owners
    • Finding Properties Not on the Market
  • Have they purchased homes before? If so, when and where
  • Describe your current market (Sellers Market or Buyers Market)
  • The sense of urgency in Sellers Market with multiple offers
  • Review Agency Disclosure/Duties Owed and/or Buyer Brokerage Agreement and obtain commitments


Wandering Zen – 33 Sites to Discover in California

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If you find yourself in The Golden State and are wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle, you don’t have to look too far to find some of the nation’s most treasured landscapes and natural wonders to wander.

California is rich with land that has been set aside, protected, and carefully managed by the National Park Service. From the iconic grandeur of Yosemite which sits in the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the offshore coastal outcroppings of the Channel Islands in Southern California, there are parks and recreational areas that are food for your mind, body, and soul.

So let’s hit the road. Here are the California Parks (in alpha order), links to more information, and a few details to enhance your journey. Get up, get out, and be forever, wandering but not lost!



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  • Yosemite National Park – out of Fresno in the Sierra Nevada
    Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 as the Nation’s second recognized Park, although protection began as early as 1864 while Abraham Lincoln was in office. There are over 750,000 acres protected yet when most think of Yosemite they are typically referring to the 7 square miles of Yosemite Valley. It is rich with iconic granite peaks, cliffs and domes, dramatic waterfalls and some of the most beautiful meadows to be found. It truly is a remarkable place and, whether you are seeing it for the first time or are a longtime fan, when you get your glimpse of the valley it is jaw-dropping.

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