Showing A House…
An effective showing of your property can significantly decrease the days on market.
Showing A House To Potential Buyers
The property you are trying to sell should be accessible at all times, even though it may not be convenient foryour situation. Let your agent, or buyer put a lock box in a convenient place to make it easily accessible for other professionals to show your property to buyers. Otherwise, the buyer or agents will have to schedule appointments for inspections and showings, which can be a major inconvenience to the property owner. Many people will pass on someone’s just based on the fact that the buyer can have ready access to another property sooner.
Most professionals will call and give you at least a couple of hours notice before showing your property as a courtesy measure. If you refuse to let them show it at that time, many potential buyers, investors, or agents will just skip the property for another. Even if they come back another time, the buyer has had time to look at other property, and may have already made up their mind.
Try Not to be Home
When showing a house, many buyers will feel like intruders if you are present when they are viewing, and the potential buyers might not be as receptive toward viewing the property. If you absolutely cannot leave, try to remain in an out of their way, but try not to move from room to room. Be personable, receptive, and friendly, but give space so the buyers do not feel pressured
When you know a buyer is coming by to tour your property, turn on all the lights – indoor and outdoor – even during the day. During the evening, a lit property gives a warm impression when viewed from outside. During daytime, turning on the lights prevents harsh shadows from sunlight. It also brightens dim areas that might look unpleasant to the buyers. The property looks warmer and friendlier while lit.
All in all, a few quick and easy steps can help showing a house smoother, easier, and faster by implementing these steps.