The Seller Rescheduled Me to Come When?
Has it just been coincidental recently or, are sellers starting to get a little slack about letting their homes be shown, and at times that are convenient to them? Could it be that it's just Summer? (Wow can you believe summer is almost over?) Or is it the market and they are simply getting a ton of showings, so it's no big deal to them to miss some?
Over the past few months especially, it seems almost every time I've had buyers and schedule my appointments, I always have one or two sellers that don't want their house to be shown for whatever reason. OR, get this, they will reschedule for a time that's convenient to them! "Yeah, I'll see if my client can delay his flight 4 hours so we can come at a time that's convenient for you Mr. Seller!" That actually happened. Many often will say, "today is not a good day, come back tomorrow". Really?
I used to understand when this would happen occasionally, that maybe someone was sick or something and I'm sure they had a good reason. But after talking to several listing agents, (trying to see if they could get me in) I have found this usually not to be the case.
Mr. Seller, maybe you are getting a lot of showings, but that one appointment that you turn down, could be the buyers that love your home and will give you what you're asking!