Do you still "preview" houses?

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Real Estate Agent with Smart Green Realty

The last time I previewed a house, it was for a client who lived out of town who wanted to know if it was worthwhile making an eight hour trip to see a condo near her daughter's college. That made sense. Of course, I try to make caravan, but other than that, I don't bother with "previews." An agent made an appointment to see one of my listings last Friday. Naturally the seller cleaned and tidied up. She cancelled. Today she rescheduled and I found out it was a preview. Hmmm. The tenant said the place was presentable. I'm going to go over to make the bed...but I wonder if it is worth it?

Comments (2)

Donna Galinsky
Allen Tate Company - Cornelius, NC
Make Lake Norman Your Home!

If I have a very particular customer who is short on time and long on particulars I will preview. But I always let the other agent know that it is a preview.

Aug 31, 2010 07:26 AM
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Zeta ~ I very rarely specifically preview properties though I do tour as many places as  I can - we have a huge office tour every week and broker open houses on three additional days.

Liz

Sep 01, 2010 02:35 PM