Showing your home is essential in the real estate business. After all, who would purchase a property sight unseen? When a potential buyer stops in, here are ten recommended tips to follow when showing your home: Tip # 1: Welcome Your Buyers If you are still living in the home while it’s being shown, graciously greet your potential home buyers and invite them to look around. Make sure that you instruct them to take their time and to ask any questions that they may have. It may be a good idea if you leave the home for a short time to allow the buyer to look without feeling restricted by your presence. A potential buyer is less likely to voice any concerns in front of the current owner, which is why it’s better to leave your buyers with the REALTOR® and announce that you will be returning in 30 minutes. This should allow plenty of time for your potential buyer to speak candidly with the REALTOR®. Tip # 2: Be Flexible Many home buyers are on a tight schedule, whether it be work, school or other commitments. Time is tough to come by, so try to be flexible about allowing […]
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Showing your home is a stressful experience; you have to keep it clean and ready, always looking its best, and you also have to consider where you’ll be during home showings. Most people choose to leave the home, but if a showing is scheduled at the last minute and you don’t feel you can leave, should you stay? The Pros For Leaving Most buyers prefer to look at a home while the current residents are out. This is because it makes them feel a little more comfortable, since it’s odd enough to be walking through and examining a stranger’s home. It allows them to make their observations and ask questions that might make an owner uncomfortable. Especially if you have a family, it can be really hard for people to get a good look at and feel for the home with you and your kids around. Getting out of the house might be difficult sometimes, but allowing people to get the best possible look at your home means it’s more likely they’ll be interested in buying it. Potential Pros For Staying If you are there during a showing you can answer any questions your home buyers might have. Being able […]
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