Recently, we Listed and SOLD a home in Valparaiso, IN and received 3 offers to purchase out of a dozen showing appointments in the 1st 19 days the home was on the Market!
Many times, when we take a listing in NW Indiana (we service Lake, Porter & La Porte Counties), we are asked by our clients when will they get feedback from any showings?
We always answer the same way : The Best Showing Reports Are Offers!
When you schedule an appointment with us to Tour Your Home for a 1st hand view of it's condition, as Professional Real Estate Brokers with combined designations of CRS (Grace Safrin) and SFR (Jeff Safrin) , we do our homework beforehand and pull neighborhood Active and Sold com parables and an MLS Fannie Mae Market Condition Report.
So the price range we suggest is based on fact and the 10 Commandments For House Staging we provide along with other suggestions is based on direct observation of Your Home plus experience with knowing what buyers like after hearing from hundreds of them firsthand in over a decade of working in this field.
This information we provide to you at the listing appointment is your 1st showing Feedback... from us... the people you picked to sign an Exclusive Listing Agreement to represent you by bringing a ready, willing and able buyer to your property by our many marketing efforts.
Other future showing reports come from Agents whose vested interest (Exclusive Agreement) is with someone else:)
Part of our marketing plan needs seller cooperation. Case in point, the home above that had 3 offers and over a dozen showings in just the 1st 19 days on the market, the sellers cooperated by implementing everything we suggested!
In this case, the sellers were kept busy with either countering, rejecting or accepting an offer rather than wondering about feedback from a showing.
Yes, we do relay feedback that we get from cooperating agents. It's quite easy nowadays, everything is electronic! Both our Lockbox and Showing Assist Scheduler online has auto-reminder emails they send to each agent to simply click "reply" with their mouse or cell phone to give a feedback response immediately, or the next day.
Yet, we still believe the bottom line that the best showing report/feedback is an offer!