Every time I schedule showings I run across the same scenario. Under agent remarks (not viewable to the public) it says .. "MOTIVATED SELLER or SELLER LOOKING AT ALL OFFERS! BONUS, HURRY."
One might assume with these aggressive flashes that seeing the home would be a no brainer!
Can You Say Wrong Answer Alex?
Time and time again sellers will deny a showing because:
A. The house isn't perfectly clean.
B. Somebody isn't feeling well.
C. They are waiting for a furniture delivery.
D. They are working on the house (roof, or some other repair).
E. The have friends or family over.
It's imperative that sellers realize that MOST agents do not reschedule a showing! Usually a buyer will pick something else and your house will be skipped over for good.
Most buyers agents and their buyers are happy to look past a crying baby, messy kids room or your visiting handy man. THEY JUST WANT TO SEE THE FLOOR-PLAN.
It's never a great idea to cancel a showing. The message is that you don't want to sell, at least not that day. Help your Listing Agent by allowing the home to show. Besides, you agreed to do it by signing the listing agreement.