Accompanied listings is another task that most listing agents are not willing to offer. No one knows more about a property than the listing agent.
Most resale homes are on lockbox, but on occasion, we have been asked by a local homeowner to accompany all showings. We always agree to that request and never attempt to negotiate it.
When we accompany a showing, we are very helpful with closing the potential buyer faster than if the buyer’s agent showed the property on his/her own.
We know the details of the property; we have immediate answers to questions; we know the marketplace and what price other similar properties have closed for.
Most buyer agents appreciate being accompanied, since their questions are answered immediately, too. If we can help them close their client, that’s to the buyer agent’s advantage.
All of our listings are local, and accompanying a buyer’s agent and their buyer client is not an inconvenience. The only listings that we have to market outside of Franklin and abutting towns are Federally Owned Assets, and those are scattered throughout MA. They are all on lockbox and vacant.
Local listings are being shown by out of the area agents since the listing inventory is slim. Agents now travel. Accompanied showings are a wise move for a listing agent, until the market levels off again.
Just another thought for the moment…..