Please Rearrange Your Schedule!

Reblogger Cheryl Ritchie
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Leading Edge 71785

It becomes a scheduling nightmare when one house needs to move out if the geography inspired showing order. Sometimes stringent showing times means that house needs to be omitted to fit them all in during the allocated time.

Original content by Tom Branch TX Broker 0513551

I'm often amazed at the things sellers unknowingly do to make selling their homes more difficult.

I was scheduling showings for a buyer today. We have 9 properties to view and we are starting at noon. The order was set and showings were scheduled through our showing service.

About 2 hours after I set them all up, I get a call from the showing service. The last home of the day wants us to move our showing. The want us to show it before 12:30 or after 3:30 as their baby naps every day between these hours. Sadly I was not able to accommodate their request and simply did not show the property. I was not willing to rearrange an entire showing schedule and change 8 other showings to accommodate one seller.

If you are a seller, please let your agent know about these types of scheduling issues. The agent can add remarks to the MLS so agents working with buyers are aware of these issues prior to scheduling an entire day. You cannot expect agents to rearrange their schedules around a single showing. It takes time to lay out routes and schedule showings.

Buyers are moving quickly on homes lately so make it easy to show your home. If you have a unique situation, ask your agent adds it to the MLS.

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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

I try to give the buyer every opurtunity but if it can't happen I don't bring it up. If the seller says 10, I ask the buyer if they would like to see a home at 10 and if they say no I don't even tell them about the home. I have always found that they will choose one of the homes that I have selected and if not next time I will try that home again.

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