I have been working with Buyers who are looking at homes that are primarily occupied. If we are trying to see eight homes in one evening, it takes a bit of time to map the properties and schedule appointments. These Buyers may spend twenty minutes in a home that has possibilities and may stay two minutes if they don’t like what they see.
So, if I tell you I will be there at 7 pm, plus or minus fifteen minutes, Mr. Seller, it’s not my intent to inconvenience you. You are welcome to stay at home until we arrive, then scoot out for a cup of coffee. But, please, please, don’t ask me if I can come at 6:00 instead of 7:00 or come on another day.
If you’re planning to charcoal with friends in the back yard, we can walk around you! Perhaps SEEING you entertain will help my Buyers see themselves entertaining in your home!
I actually saw a property listed that required 48 hours notice to show! What was the Realtor thinking letting his/her Seller get away with that?
Sellers, please be flexible and accommodating. We’re not checking for dust. Just put all the toilet seats down, throw your dirty dishes in the oven or the dryer and let us come look at your home! Maybe we’ll just BUY it!!