A lot of home sellers wonder how to handle showings when their home is on the market for sale. So I am going to tell you exactly what to expect when showing your home, based on how my buyers view homes when we go out.
First of all, you are going to have to get used to the idea that people are going to go through your closets, kitchen cabinets and bathrooms. Remember, they are trying to figure out how the space works as they imagine themselves living there. They are not there just rummaging through your stuff because they are nosy.
Secondly, all appointments made through my office are vetted through the buyer’s agent’s office. We make sure to validate license information so that we know who is coming in and out. Remember, buyers are not permitted to be in a home without their agent. So expect some type of either phone or text confirmation of all showings.
Be Prepared for Critical Feedback.
Another thing to be aware of is that I always do my best to collect feedback on my listings from the buyer’s agent. I always provide feedback myself. Be prepared for critical feedback that you may not like. Just keep in mind that it is not personal. These buyers and their agent do not know you. They are not making judgments about you (like if they say the place felt dirty). Develop a thick skin and try your best to look for objective feedback. Objective feedback could give us insight into how to sell the home.
Make the home available to view as much as possible during reasonable hours.
Typically people will view homes between 9am and 7pm. Sometimes you could get a request for earlier or later than that but that is your decision to accept or deny. The more convenient it is for the buyer to get in and look, the better the chance we can get your home under contract.
I hope you enjoyed this article. You can visit my YouTube Channel for more tips and information about buying or selling a home.