Here in NH Real Estate is open, however open houses are not allowed. When i scheduled a showing for a new listing, little to know what I was walking into. The agent set up showings every 15 minutes for the day. Fifteen minutes is not always enough time to see a home. AND what if the showing before you runs late?
There was strict instructions not to enter the property until the previous showing was complete. The house sits WAY back off the road with a long single car curvy driveway. A long way in and even longer to back out. Getting there for a 11am showing we arrived at 1045am and waited in the street to pull in. The 1045am appointment pulled up after us. The 1030am appointment was still there talking holding us all up. Finally they left and the 1045am went in. We were next.
They did the same thing, talking in the driveway as the finished up holding us up. As they leave we pull in for our turn. As we were there the 11:15am pulled in. The 10am who was really late pulled in and the 11:30am pulled in all entering the home. No regard for instructions or safety. We went out the back door quickly but our car were blocked. Not to mention the house was wide open, door propped open and bugs going in when we got there. Two ladies talking said they were told to just stop by the home is open.
IN SUMMARY, a listing agent needs to think if the seller, the buyer and safety. Not just setting up a zoo. Appointments n a big rural home need 30 minutes. The agents also need to be told be on time or re-schedule. That once their, they shouldhead back onto the street to allow the next group onto the property. A listing agent should have more planning, more control and more thought of their seller when listing a home.
I leave you with my infamous thoughts, My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.