Can I use the restroom?

Reblogger Praful Thakkar
Real Estate Agent with LAER Realty Partners

Great common sense tips.

When you are showing a home to prospective buyers.

Thanks, Ashley Cox for this beautiful post with a catchy title.

Can I use the restroom?

Original content by Ashley Sharum 0595204

There is no right or wrong when it comes to showing etiquette. No book has been published with the laws of Seller and Buyer 'norms'. Many of my clients, though, have questions regarding what is customary during showings. And to me, it’s all about the basics of courtesy.

Aside from the assumed request for appointments to be on time, the home to be left locked the way it was found, as well as lights turned off and the thermostat left untouched, there can be some other recommendations to heed from Sellers to Buyers:

  • Try not to park in the driveway - especially if you should have an oil leak.
  • Please remove shoes. Doubly so if it has rained outside in the last 48 hours.
  • If a potty break is unavoidable, please try to use the guest bathroom and not the master bathroom. Flush.
  • Monitor/ Carry small children. Little hands get curious and some collectibles are family heirlooms. 

On the flip side, Buyers have some requests for Sellers when they prepare to view homes. Common courtesies include:

  • Please leave the home for the showing, to avoid awkward small talk and discomfort.
  • Leave the porch light on for safety - especially in the Fall and Winter months.
  • Even keeping the heat at 65 during the winter and the air conditioning at 78 during the summer provides a more welcome atmosphere.
  • The garage and storage buildings should be accessible - Buyers are going to examine every room.

It's not rocket science. It's a Seller wanting to sell their home, and a Buyer looking for right right home to Buy. These tiny tips can make things much easier to facilitate both.

Are you ready to Buy or Sell in 2017?

DFWAshley, Ashley Cox, Dallas Realtor (972) 978-3109

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Ashley Cox is a Realtor® with Dallas City Center Realtors and strives to provide excellent service and assistance to Buyers and Sellers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

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William Feela
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Yes, these are all great rules and ones that are not hard to follow

Jan 09, 2017 05:29 PM #1
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Grant Schneider
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Good rule to follow, Praful.  Things can get awkward otherwise.

Jan 09, 2017 07:13 PM #2
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I have no excuse why I might have missed Asley's post. Thank you so much for reposting this Praful Thakkar 

Jan 09, 2017 09:12 PM #3
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You would think these are all obvious, but some folks don't have common sense.

Jan 10, 2017 12:18 AM #4
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Very much common sense and good ideas to follow.

Jan 10, 2017 05:25 PM #5
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Thanks for stopping by at this post and your comments.

Jan 15, 2017 07:06 PM #6
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You are right William Feela - some rules are simple to follow for sure.

Jan 15, 2017 07:07 PM #7
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Seriously, things can get awkward sometimes for sure, Grant Schneider.

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - wish we can real all the blog posts here at ActiveRain....

Jan 15, 2017 07:08 PM #9
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900 - common sense is not so common for sure.

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Lynnea Miller - wish everyone can understand these things - common sense, indeed.

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Once again, thanks all for stopping by at this post and your comments.

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