How can you tell a serious buyer from a 'looker'?A prospective buyer who shows interest because of a "for sale" sign may not really be interested in your property. Often buyers who do not come through a realtor are a good 6-9 months away from buying, and tend to be more interested in seeing what is out there than in actually making a purchase. They may still have to sell their house, or may not be able to afford a house just yet. Your realtor should be able to distinguish realistic potential buyers from mere lookers. Realtors should usually find out a prospective buyer's savings, credit rating, and purchasing power in general. If your realtor fails to find out this pertinent information, you should do some investigating and questioning on your own. This will help you avoid wasting valuable time marketing towards the wrong people. If you have to do this work yourself, consider finding a new realtor.March 26 2014 - West San Jose44YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.