In Wisconsin, there is a specific window of time written in an offer to purchase during which the Buyer(s) will do their home inspection and any other testing that they name in the offer...most usually a radon test. The homes are occupied with families...children, pets etc.
With divorce being a part of our practice, this often means a newly almost single parent juggling schedules and adding court appearances and lawyer appointments to an already crowded calendar.Our Sellers are exceedingly cooperative with showing appointments despite the interruption of meals, pets that have to be taken care of and other inconvenienes. Showings are generally hour windows of time...an inspecton however is usually 3-4 hours and demands more planning to get prepared and out of the house.
We get calls from selling agents who tell us the date and time and expect the Seller to easily accomodate their schedule. The easier thing....the professional thing ....to do is to ask if there are some times that would work better than others or days that are more difficult to schedule an inspection BEFORE the inspection is actually booked with the inspector.
Selling agents need to understand that many homeowners...most especially those that are distressed, have a lot on their plate and the are doing the best they can...so please Selling Agents, do the best YOU can and ask about times that are convenient first....it's polite, it's professional.....and it is soooo appreciated.
If you are looking for polite, professional Realtors in southeastern Wisconsin...Call the Hansons and find out what a practice built on education and fostered with experience can provide you in real estate.