Ed Silva is constanty providing us with good advice in well-written posts. This is an outstanding example of his contributions to the ActiveRain community.
Advising Sellers is a critical part of our jobs as REALTORS. Ed explains about accessibility here so well and so clearly.
Among Ed's other posts, I'm sure you will enjoy reading about Endre Barath, Jr. , about a Meet-Up that "served" learning from other members, about Client Service, a Meet-Up at the home of Dagny Eason, and, consumer-directed posts about Credit Scores, Roadside Art, and Market Statistics - Cheshire CT.
All the best - Lynn
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Make sure your home is easy to show!
Too many sellers feel that the process of getting their home sold should be done to accommodate their schedules. While their agent will keep their personal wishes in mind when setting up a showing time, it is still necessary to make it convenient for a buyer and their agent to get into the home.
To get your home sold quickly, it’s important that other agents in the area show it to as many potential buyers as possible. The first thing a good agent will do when working with buyers is talk to the buyer and learn what kind of home they are looking for. Then the agent will search all the available homes for those most closely matching what the buyer wants. Next, the agent puts together a list of the best matches to go show to the buyer. When a busy agent is compiling a list of homes to show a buyer, the agent will naturally tend to show those houses that are easiest to gain access to first.
If you can’t do a lock box, you need to be sure that you make it as convenient and easy as possible for other agents to show your home. If they call, do whatever you have to do to accommodate letting them show your home to buyers on their schedule. If you don’t, the agent will probably show the buyer other homes, and if that buyer makes an offer on one of them, you’ve just lost a great opportunity.
The access to the home should be as easy as possible, and in the winter months entry ways should be cleaned as soon as possible. The house cannot be sold unless a buyer can get in to see it. If the access times are too stringent then it will not get shown and just wallow on the market.
If the seller has issues with a lockbox and insists that they allow the agent and potential buyer to enter, they should remove themselves from the house if possible or at the very least go to a quiet area of the house and stay out of the way. Buyers won’t feel comfortable with you there, and it could sour an otherwise good impression.
The keys to getting a home sold are typically pricing it right, making sure it looks presentable and inviting; allowing it to be shown and trying to be less emotional if an offer is presented
Sellers Need to Make their Central Connecticut Homes Easy to Be Seen
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