One Less Hindrance To The Sale Of Your Home

Real Estate Agent with Classic Realty Realtor

Listing Agents often remind their selling clients to “Prepare their house for sale” and rightfully so. We talk about curb appeal, paint colors, staging, having grass cut and trimmed out, decluttering and more. Interesting enough, we often forget one more important thing to do. What is it?

Make sure you have had a locksmith tune up your lock on the front door for easy access when entering and trouble free locking up when a home tour is completed. Why is this important? Some time back, I had a client with me and we had difficulty getting the door unlocked. Finally, after about 5 minutes of trying we had success. I showed the house and then you are probably ahead of me with this one. We couldn’t get the door locked. We tried for at least 15 minutes, calling the owner, the listing Realtor and could reach NO ONE! My buying client was becoming frustrated because we still had 5 more listings to see.

Finally, we had success and it locked. The owner later admitted on the phone, the lock had been giving them trouble!

Here is my rule of thumb to follow
: As a seller, you always want to make sure that showing your home is as easy as possible, including the unlocking and finally locking of the door to the entrance of your home. It is one less hindrance to the sale of your home!


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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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You can do all these great things to prepare a home so that it can be marketed, but if you can't show the home quickly and easily, all the preparation is wasted.

Apr 27, 2013 08:35 PM #1
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