Cincinnati and Warren County Ohio Patio Homes

What's Your Patio Home Buying Budget?

Cincinnati patio homeOne of the first questions I'll ask as a real estate agent when you call is "What's your COMFORTABLE price for your patio home?".

I'm not trying to be nosy, but price is a key criteria in determining what I can and can't do for you.

Some things just can't be done. 

You want a luxury patio home in Mason for under $250,000?  I can't get you what you want.  I can get you a VERY nice patio home for $250,000, but we're going to have to shift some miles outside of Mason's city limits.

And you might think that if you tell me what you're willing to spend, I'm going to want to sell you the most expensive patio home I can get you to buy because that means a bigger commission for me. 

And while it's true I get paid on commission, getting you into the most expensive home I can isn't what defines success for me. 

I'm in this business for the long haul (almost 15 years so far) and having my clients thrilled with their new home AND how it impacts their budget is important to me.  My clients being happy means they tell their friends and family about me, and call me years later when they need help.  That's a win-win, right?

So back to budget.  The more honest you are with me about what you want and what you can COMFORTABLY afford, the better and quicker I can narrow down exactly where we should be looking for your new home. 

And quicker can be critical because so many patio home communities have VERY little available at a given time.  I may know the perfect place to meet your needs, but I'm not looking there for you because you told me something WAY lower than what you're REALLY willing (and happy) to do to get the right home.

So when I ask the question about your budget, the faster you trust me and give me that answer, the better I'll do at finding you that just right patio home.


Just call 513-520-5305 or email and we can discuss how we can best help you!

Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,

Bill of Liz and Bill aka BLiz



Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas


The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Comment balloon 4 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • January 29 2019 02:52AM


Many customers give you an unrealistic price they are willing to pay.  If they are honest up front the hunting goes a lot smoother.  Could be the expectations are high and they are not familiar with pricing yet, or they may not qualify for what they really want.

Posted by Rose Mary Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros) 5 months ago

Good morning Liz and Bill. Providing the best fit within the budget and not going for top end pays future dividends. Enjoy your day 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 5 months ago

The budget that some people begin with is not what they end with when they find out what that dollar amount buys in various markets.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 5 months ago

It makes our job much more difficult when customers under or over estimate what they can afford to spend. That's the value of a's a reality check for a lot of people.

Posted by Diana Zaccaro, "The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida (Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp) 5 months ago