Be Flexible With Home Showings
Be flexible with showings. Some clients will ask for showings at odd times and on the weekends. Also, you will likely get a showing request with 1 hour or less notice. If home showings are too much of an imposition, consider what your plan will be when people call. If you really think you can’t make it happen in a short notice you may consider listing your home once you’ve relocated.
Yes, it can feel a bit intrusive to allow strangers to trek through your home and check out your soft-closing drawers in the kitchen. The best way to sell your home is to let a buyer inside with her buyer’s agent to tour in peace and quiet. Leave the house when buyer’s agents show up. Anything you say can and will be used against you, plus, buyer’s agents prefer to show without interference.
Also, if you have pets or valuables LOCK THEM AWAY!! Nothing is more scary than having a 100 lb dog roaming free in a home when you open the door to go in. Remember this needs to be a calm environment for people to walk around in.