This page shows you what you can do to improve your bottom line while your
home is being shown to a prospective buyer.
How to Help Agents when they
are Showing Your Home
Let the agent sell your home. It is usually much better if you
are not there during the showing, the prospective buyers can talk openly
with the agent, who is well versed in handling objections and calming nerves.
Children, pets and adults can keep buyers from feeling at ease while they
look through a home. For showings, please be out of the house if possible.
Turn off the television and stereo, even background music can be distracting.
Turn on all lights for the entire showing. Open drapes in the daytime,
close them at night.
Strong cooking or smoking odors can ruin a sale. Make sure your
home is fresh for showings. Create pleasant aromas by opening windows,
putting out fresh flowers, or baking bread or cookies a bit before the showing.
Have a lock box installed and leave your home in "ready to show condition" whenever
Use voicemail or another message system available so messages
can be left regarding appointments.
Make sure that the feature sheets of your home are left out in the open where
the potential buyer can find them. If
your supply is getting low, let me know and I will drop some more off.
Remove and replace major items not included in the sale if you feel this
is necessary. Things that you wish to keep. You don't have to remove small things
- e.g.: dining room chandelier or the occasional window covering.
Often it is difficult for Agents to schedule appointments precisely. Expect
Agents one half hour either way of the scheduled appointment time. Please try
to be flexible as everyone has different schedules and there are many factors
that can lead to someone being early or late.
If your for sale sign is vandalized or dislodged, please let me know right
away and I will have it corrected.
Be sure to put valuables away. Although theft problems are extremely
rare, you are always better safe than sorry.
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