It's Showing Time!
Let's recap, shall we...
You’ve consulted with your Realtor about the market and have determined the best price to list your house for sale. Your Realtor has provided you with a Net Sheet, which shows all of the potential costs of selling your home. You’ve gotten all of your questions answered regarding the marketing plan and what you can expect to estimate as a profit in your pocket at the end of the process. Next, you ask yourself, is my house sparkling clean? Have you had your pre-listing walk-though and attended to all of the details your Realtor advised you to remedy prior to your big day on the market?
If so, it sounds like you are ready to put your house on the market and go live on the MLS. Your Realtor will put a lockbox on the property which is a great security feature for you. That lockbox will email the Realtor when Showing Agents open the door to show prospective clients. That way, there is always a log of entrants and your agent can get feedback from the showing agents. Be sure you lock up all prescriptions, valuables, firearms, and any personal papers with account numbers, passports, bank statements etc.
Buyer’s agents also typically require buyer clients to get a pre-approval from their lender prior to showing homes. So as a seller, you can rest assured that people looking at your home are qualified, actual buyers. Never open the door for someone who just knocks on the door and requests to come in and look. Politely request that they call your agent or theirs to set up an appointment. For security sake, you want to be absolutely sure that the intention is buying your house rather than robbing or ransacking it.
If you have security cameras, you can turn those on, but it in most cases you have to have permission to record conversations, so if the cameras record audio be sure you ask your agent how best to handle the situation.
You can see the many ways your agent will help guide through the process including giving you tips on how to maximize your showings so buyers will love your home.
So, make the right move and call, text, or email me... Dani Carpenter, for more information about the showing process.