KISS Keep It Simple Salespeople

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Showing instructions on a property should be simple.

Below is not an example of easy showing instructions.

 

 

Restricted showings

 

The above were the directions in the Multiple Listing System.

If you read it a couple of times, you can figure out when to show the listing.

A more straightforward way to give the showing time would be 

 

Available daily 12-8 pm.

 

 

When selling a home...please make sure your showing instructions are easy to follow and not like the one above.

Questions about selling a home

Call Margaret Rome

 

.Margaret Rome

 

Comments (37)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret more information is not always good.  In fact it usually creates needless issues and confusion.

Aug 13, 2021 10:53 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Margaret you wouldn't believe the showing instructions here this past 6 months.  Absolutely craziness.  I use them often while teaching classes of what to avoid doing.

Aug 13, 2021 12:33 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George Souto In fact in this situation less would be ideal

Aug 13, 2021 01:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker, For a teacher, this has been a year with unbelievable teaching opportunities.

Your students are lucky to have you!

Aug 13, 2021 02:07 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Margaret we have a huge amount of new/newer agents now and I've never been asked so many questions as this past 3 or 4 months.  It's crazy.

Aug 13, 2021 03:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Aug 14, 2021 06:04 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thanks for the feature, Kathy Streib, and for all you do for all of us!

Aug 14, 2021 06:14 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Margaret - that really says to a potential buyer's agent that this is not going to be an easy transaction.

Aug 15, 2021 04:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Margaret. Make it easy and the opportunities expand. Thanks for the reminder. Enjoy your day. 

Aug 15, 2021 05:31 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center 262-567-2455 - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Congrats on being highlighted by Kathy this week!  Well done!

Aug 15, 2021 07:27 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Grant Schneider, That is a really good point!

Aug 15, 2021 07:52 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wayne Martin, I really like this comment:

" Make it easy and the opportunities expand."

Aug 15, 2021 07:54 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®  I so agree. Every week our Kathy Streib continues to highlight others. She is so special!

Aug 15, 2021 07:56 AM
Wendy Rulnick
Rulnick Realty, Inc. - Destin, FL
"It's Wendy... It's Sold!"

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 So, now you've gotten me to smile two days in a row!

Aug 15, 2021 08:00 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wendy Rulnick, I'm looking to continue for another day and now will have to figure out how to make it three. With your beautiful attitude you will be smiling again tomorrow.

Aug 15, 2021 08:17 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 ,

Loved that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! It just makes good sense to "keep showing instructions simple!" Even when they are simple some agents just don't take the time to think and still have to call to clairify. "Go" means Go! Any time.....just Go! Yet some will still call and ask if they can show the house! #%*@#  

Aug 15, 2021 11:33 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Margaret:

We see some showing instructions in the MLS that are pretty tough to decipher, which also commonly means there are limitations to access - not a good thing. It was especially challenging when we had all the pandemic restrictions and showing requirements. You can't sell it if you can't show it.

Jeff

Aug 15, 2021 02:35 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi, Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 - This is great advice and one I already follow from experience.  You reminded me of when I was selling my own home as a consumer and my husband worked nights. An agent and buyers disregarded the instructions about no showings until noon even with a note at the front door.  Needless to say, they walked into our bedroom while my husband was sleeping and they were so startled they slammed the door shut (which woke him up)!  That day he installed an inside door lock to avoid a future instance! LOL

Aug 16, 2021 08:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Dorie Dillard Austin TX,  So many things in RE and in life can be made simpler. Good to see you and hope you are doing well.

Aug 16, 2021 09:28 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jeff Dowler, CRS

So true: You cannot sell if you cannot show it.

Aug 16, 2021 09:31 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Oh, Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, then you know from experience about showings. Have you ever written this up as a stand-alone post?

Aug 16, 2021 09:33 AM