How many times is too many times?

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So, when we bought our house our realty professional lived on the other side of town.  What that meant for our family is this:  we did not get to go into our contracted home until our final walk through --- and it was not fun.

I decided that when I worked with a buyer and their family I would offer two return visits between offer to closing--and that had been working wonderfully.  But, in our new age of short sale the timeline has slightly grown.  And as such I am finding that there may be a need for a third.  This can be time intensive, and although it is flexible and is usually a fun and casual time.  And I have wireless with me, so while they measure and sit in their new rooms---I work on database, etc.

But the question is this--how many, if any, visits do you schedule?  Or do you.  What type of unusual or different service do you provide for your buyers between the offer and closing?  Just curious!


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Kate Elim
Dockside Realty - Spotsylvania, VA
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a

Hi Christa...As I always encourage a home inspection and a radon test, that is usually the first time my buyers return and see the house. 

Much depends on whether the house is vacant or not.  If it is occupied and it is not convenient for the sellers we may not go back until walk-thru.

However, if the owners are agreeable and the buyers ask to see the house again in order to measure for furniture and/or window treatments that is fine with me.  Some also have family members that visit and would like to have a look.

I do not have a set number of times and would have no problems showing it 2-3 times.  In more than 20 years I have never had anyone ask more times than I was willing to arrange.  This has never been an issue.


Apr 20, 2009 02:31 PM #1
Ryan Bretzel
Keller Williams Premier - Stillwater, MN

Normally after the second showing and we have the accepted offer I go back with my clients for the inspection.  After that unless they specifically need to go back it usually is not done until the final walk through. 

If the client is building new construction they will go through many times throughout the process. 

If the client has a legit reason to go through and they give ample time to do so I am willing to show it multiple times with in reason.

Apr 20, 2009 03:26 PM #2
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