Sacramento Real Estate Voice received a question that many home sellers ask. Today, we will spend the time to address this question for every home seller that is selling their house or will sell their house and clear the air.
Whether selling your house in the Sacramento area or across the nation, there are simple rules to follow and common courtesy that should come in to play.
Let's take a look at this Home Seller question:
We have had our house on the market for about 2 weeks and have been very lucky as have had traffic just about every day. We have made every effort to show, sometimes in as little as 30 minutes notice.
However, we have a dog and work schedules so it can sometimes be hectic to accommodate, but we make it work as we know how important it is. However, my husband is out of town on a business trip for 2 days and we have both our home AND my cell phone listed to contact us.
I came home at 4:30pm with a message on my home machine from an agent at 2:49 pm saying she would like to show my home between 3-4pm and if she did not hear from me she would assume it was fine and leave a card. ??!! She attempted to arrive at 3:05 pm and hearing my dog bark, did not enter.
When I called back, I was pleasant but said I did not think it was reasonable to leave such a message and enter my home with 10-15 minutes notice. She was rude & nasty and said this was perfectly appropriate and she did not need to reach me to show my home. I found this inappropriate as I have a large (but nice) dog as well as a laptop and other items out in my home as I had NO ONE call to schedule with me.
Out of curiosity, do you feel this is appropriate?
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