Careful attention to detail, anticipation, hard work, doing everything within our power to be ready for your arrival; we want to make absolutely certain you feel welcomed. We sweep the porch, we open the windows, with high hopes we light our favorite candle. We missed breakfast with our friends, we begged our neighbors to watch our pet, and we gave incredible thought to every possible scenario. You made an appointment to show our home.
In a market where showings are so very important, seller clients put so much time and effort into preparing their property. It may just be another house showing to you and your clients; however, to a seller, it is an opportunity to reach a goal, close a chapter, or begin anew. They rearrange their schedule to accommodate your showing. They are excited, they are hopeful, they are spending hours scrubbing baseboards, dusting fans, and refreshing flower beds.
You don’t call. You didn’t cancel. You didn’t show up. In a world full of communication devices, how can you not take two moments to call? Seller clients look for any sign of professional consideration. They look for a business card, they wonder if you turned off any lights. They wonder what you thought of the property they spent hours preparing. Disappointment sets in as they realize they were stood up.
Your priority is your buyer, your client. I understand. Things can get extremely hectic. I understand. What you may need to know is that the seller you forget, the property you didn’t show, and the phone call you didn’t make may not be so easily forgotten. Please, consider the seller. Consider their time, their effort and their hopes.