Sellers- Do you want to sell your home or not?
Sellers - Do you want to sell your home or not?
I haven't written in a while but this subject has been driving me crazy for quite a while. OK - here we go!
Sellers, do you know what it takes for the Buyer's agent to set up a weekend of showings for a client ?
We agents search through sometimes hundreds of listings to dial down the best choices for our client based on their desires, compile that list set up a showing schedule geographically and design it to not overwhelm the client, and try to figure out how much time the client will want to spend in each home to make sure the day flows properly.
Not so tough right? Wrong. One of the most challenging aspects of setting up our clients to see YOUR home is the fact that the agent must be present for showings. Ugh! Really?
One of the most challenging aspects of setting up showings is when the seller's agent must be present for showings.
Let's look at some of the possible reasons...
Is it because you don't think the buyer's agent knows enough about your house/neighborhood/area?
Is it because you feel that your possesions will be at risk if your agent is not there?
Is it because you want your agent to "sell" the house while the client is in your home?
Is it because your agent has convinced you it is best if they are there during showings?
Let's talk about how this decision to require that the agent be present can effect your ability to sell your home.
1. When setting up first time showings for a client, buyer's agents show not only homes that fit the buyer's wish list, but homes that are easy to show. Don't tell me I have to totally rearrange the schedule I have spent hours creating because your agent can't be there when I am in your area. Often times your home...