Tip of the week! Showing Appointments

Protect your home!

Your house is on the market and ready to be sold!

Suddenly you get a call from a real estate agent wanting to show your house. Appointment is set for 4 o’clock today and you feel great! You anxiously wait for the agent for what seems to be an eternity and you realize it is 4:30pm…What happened?

It is important to understand why agents are sometimes unable to be at your home in the time period they have stated. Sometimes, their customer is late for the appointment, or the client stays longer than anticipated at one house, which throws the agent’s schedule off. Some people look at houses five minutes, some look for 20 minutes. We have no way of knowing this, so it can make it difficult to set an exact time for a viewing appointment.

Sometimes a buyer changes directions on us mid-stream with what they want to look at, so an agent has to go to entirely different areas or type of home.  The agent should call you to cancel their appointment but sometimes they are out of cell phone range or they might try to call and you’re not at home. You shouldn’t have “no shows” very often if at all, so please let your real estate agent know if this occurs.

Unfortunately, having your home on the market means there might be someone who will stop to ask you if they can see your home while they are driving through your neighborhood.  Please do not let them in! Not only could it be a security risk, but we will have no way of  following up with them.  Have them contact their real estate agent if they are already working with one, and if not please have them your real estate agent.

Please do not allow an agent into your home without having them use the lock box.  The lock box keeps an electronic record of who enters your home, and provides us with the information to follow up with the agent and also notify them in case we do make a price adjustment or something changes with the home.  Make all agents use the lock box for your protection.

For more real estate tips, please contact us at Jean@JeanGroesbeck.com or call 360-941-3734.

809 7th St Anacortes, WA - (360) 941-3734

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