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Dealing with Real Estate Appointments

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc 10307

We are setting new guidelines for making appointments for our listings. Life makes showings very hard. To show a house that is occupied at a moment's notice, either the house is not cleaned like a show house, or the appointment is made to give enough time to straighten up, put the dog in the car, put the cat in the carrier, and put all the kids in the car—during what should have been dinner.

  1. Prequalification and Proof of Funds will be delivered to the listing agent when the showing appointment is requested. I find it essential for potential buyers to be prequalified and provide proof of funds before scheduling appointments.  This ensures that serious buyers are prioritized and helps streamline the process.
  2. A new process has been introduced in real estate. The agent representing the buyer will need to fill out Form 120, also known as the commission form. This form will indicate the commission the buyer's agent is requesting from the seller. When scheduling the appointment, I will inform the seller of the concessions expected to be made to the buyer's agent.
  3. Firm Guidelines are crucial.  When agents deviate from these guidelines, it can lead to complications and misunderstandings. Sticking to the rules ensures consistency and professionalism.
  4. Payment for Deviations: if an agent goes outside the established guidelines, there should be consequences.  Charging for such deviations encourages adherence to the correct order of procedures.  If you forget the Termite letter or other inspection, you should have to correct the oversite.  Make sure you follow the checklist I provide and the calendar of deadlines you receive the the accepted offer.
  5. Importance of Order: While skipping steps may seem tempting, it often results in more work later. Following the correct order saves time and prevents unnecessary complications. Order and timeliness make the transaction come together.

Remember, maintaining professionalism and adhering to guidelines benefits both agents and clients.

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Gwen Fowler

Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc
317 South Highway 11
West Union SC 29696
Serving Oconee County, from the banks of the Chattooga River to the shores of Jocassee, Hartwell & Keowee Lakes, and all the private lakes in between.


Contact me about property in Oconee County, Seneca, Walhalla, Westminster, Long Creek, Salem, Mountain Rest, Richland, Sunset and Six Mile, SC.  2nd homes are our expertise. 

The best number to reach me at is 1-864-710-4518--either by call or text.

View our listings at www.CoolMountainEscapes.com




Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Great post Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518  it has been ages since we connected... did you stop blogging or just commenting on my posts? Endre

May 13, 2024 10:34 PM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518

I had to take a year off for health reasons.  I am back so watch out.

May 14, 2024 05:05 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your new guidelines are important and certainly will lead to your office being stronger as a result of them!

May 14, 2024 05:49 AM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518

I am reworking our forms to reflect some of the changes.  I was looking this morning on the number of listings in the MLS without any supplemental documents-no disclosures, deeds, tax map numbers or even the names of the owners.  Not sure how you are suppose to do a complete offer on their listings.

May 14, 2024 07:16 AM