How important are SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS for Tulsa home Sellers?
Tulsa home Sellers depend on the guidance and advice from their Tulsa Realtor on how best to get their home sold, and showing instructions are a key factor. All Tulsa home Sellers want to make their home as ACCESSIBLE as possible to cooperating REALTORS.
This means your showing instructions should NOT require that your Listing Realtor be present for showings. It is difficult enough to map out and schedule showings for 5-8 homes without having to accommodate another busy Realtor’s schedule.
DO NOT be present during showings. It is okay to remain at your property until prospective Buyers arrive if they can’t give you a definite time they’ll be there. But when they DO arrive, please LEAVE. Walk the dogs, go to a neighbor’s home or simply go for a cup of coffee. Buyers are intimidated when the Seller remains on the property and they will rush to get through your home. You WANT them to view your home leisurely.
We will request one hour’s notice to show, but if you only get a five-minute warning, please don’t turn Buyers away. I would rather them see your home with dirty dishes in the sink than to skip seeing your Tulsa home for sale entirely.
There’s no doubt that it’s stressful for Tulsa home Sellers to always keep their home tidy while it’s on the market. The absolute easiest thing a Tulsa home Seller can do to help expedite a sale is to make showing instructions easy.
Our showing instructions are included in the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) and are not seen by the public. So, if an appointment is not needed Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, spell that out in your showing instructions. If you text-message, make that option available for Realtors to schedule a showing appointment.
If you think your Listing Realtor is giving you special attention by offering to be present during showings, please think that over again.
When YOU are out house shopping, would you be comfortable with the Seller’s Realtor hovering over you and listening to every comment?
Simple and flexible showing instructions are important for Tulsa home Sellers. The more traffic you get, the more likely you will receive an offer.
So, make your showing instructions attractive and let’s sell your Tulsa home for sale!