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I've sold my own home a few times, so I know how trying and hard it is
to clean house and dart out for showing after showing. It's
inconvenient, it's no fun, and it's sometimes annoying and
invasive. However, if the
buyers never get inside the front door, they will not be buying your
The best thing possible for your home is to be very very open and
flexible for showing arrangements. Yes, sometimes things will
come up. And sometimes those buyers only give you half hour
notice! It's annoying, it's
hard, but you have to do it!
The harder your house is to show, the
less it will be shown. Statistics from the Showing centers
have proved a link between MUST Confirm appointments, restricted
appointments, and longer days on market times. And from
showing my own buyers, I know it's a fact.
Now this one's a bit extreme, but believe me, I JUST had this situation
Buyers interested in a house called to see it with a 24 hour
notice. I called the desk to schedule and they called back to
tell me it must have 48 hour notice. Well my buyers are only off
work to see homes twice a week, so I tried to schedule it for the next
time they were off - a Saturday. The next day I got a call back
that there were to be NO Saturday appointments. (Yes, I
tried the listing agent - guess what, a limited service agent. No
response from 3 messages) I had the buyers give me every day they
were off for the next week and tried to schedule. To my surprise
we got one appointment scheduled! Today we were
supposed to see that home. But guess what? 2 hours before
the appointment, the homeowner canceled it. No explanation,
no alternate time given.
My buyers and I concluded that obviously they don't actually want to
sell that house, and we're moving on. From the days on
market, I can bet this seller has been doing this to many
Often buyers have a very set timeframe in which they can view.
Think of your own schedule and some of your friends. When do YOU
usually have a couple of hours to devote to looking at
homes? Especially in our area, many buyers are on odd
shifts. They may only occasionally have daylight time to spend,
and if your house can't be shown during those times, it will be skipped
- even though it may be perfect for that buyer!
Then there's the ones from out of town, who have only that weekend or
day to look for a home. You can't be shown? You won't be
sold to that buyer then.
Now I'm not saying bend over backwards, rent a motel for weeks on end
so it can be shown on 5 minute notice. But do try to make your
home as accessible to showings as humanly possible. That buyer who wanted to see it at 6:30
when you normally have dinner - that might have been THE ONE.
Go out, get a happy meal, and just know that your efforts to show mean
you won't have to put up with that inconvenience for too much
For more tips on making your home show its best and sell the fastest,
feel free to contact us!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.