I love showing homes for sale in the Silver Spring, MD area! Sometimes though, despite my best efforts, I am just not able to. And it's usually due to one of 2 reasons:
1. Showing restrictions:
I just recently attempted three times to show a tenant-occupied home that required a 48 hour showing notification. The first time the tenant told us that she had declined the showing (but somebody forgot to inform me) and turned us away at the door.
The second time I called 40-something hours ahead but my showing was declined because 48 hours meant 48 hours exactly. The third time our showing time wasn't convenient for the tenant. We gave up.
I am flexible. I am understanding. I try my best to accommodate but my time and that of my clients is just as valuable.
Being too restrictive when it comes to showing times is not a selling feature! And if you must list your Silver Spring, MD home for sale while it is still tenant-occupied, please make sure your tenant cooperates. Otherwise it could cost you a sale!
Friendly dog is locked in the bedroom I was advised when I made an appointment for another home. I can't even recall how many times I opened the front door and discovered that a) the friendly dog didn't look and sound so friendly and b) he was definitely not locked into a bedroom!
I like dogs, I really, really do but not when they think I'm a burglar!
Many a times my buyers and I passed on a home because of a dog. It doesn't matter if the price is right and its description fits what my buyer is looking for to a "t". If Fido is preventing us from looking at the house, Mr. Buyer won't be writing an offer.
As inconvenient as it may be, it is best to find another solution for any and all pets while the home is on the market. Walking the dog during every showing is one option but not always doable. In that case, a temporary home, a dog walker or a doggie day-care are all options worth checking into.
2 Reasons Why I Won't Show A Silver Spring, MD Home For Sale: showing restrictions & pets.