How long should a showing take?

Reblogger John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA

Absolutelly agree. 5 hours is longer than what a home inspection will take. A showing should not take more than one hour and at the most 1.5 hours......


Original content by Amanda Christiansen

I just read a featured blog about courtesy during showings.   

While I agree with everything the author talks about, one thing really stood out to me an made me think... 

She mentioned that a lot of agents, when scheduling showings, ask for a 5 hour window to see the home.  


That agent expects the sellers of that home to be gone for 5 hours?  

They're supposed to pack up the kids and the dogs and drive around the neighborhood for 5 hours?  

No way!  That's just not happening. 

That's completely unrealistic and discourteous to the sellers.  

If I have a buyer that wants to see 4-5 homes in an afternoon, I log on to the MLS, look up the homes, look at the map, and then schedule accordingly. 

I normally ask for an hour time frame to see each home, and calculate travel time in between each showing as well.  

I ask for a showing to start at 4:00 pm, and end at 5:00.  That way, if I'm a little behind, I still have an hour window. 

I don't remember the last time I was so far behind that I was worried about not getting in during that time frame.  

But 5 hours for a showing?  Come on...  That's just crazy.  



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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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I try to do the same as you schedule accordingly taking in consideration not only the buyers but the seller's who have allowed them to visit the home. Thanks for sharing have a great afternoon.

Mar 17, 2014 06:37 AM #1
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

When I make my showing schedule up for a buyer, I spend a lot of time on the phone and texting the listing agents to whittle the time frame down to a reasonable window. Seller's deserve respect, and if a buyer's agent can't structure their time a little bit better, it's up to the listing agent to insist on an appointment time, don't you agree? 

Mar 17, 2014 07:11 AM #2
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