Step 5: Time to Show your home
Yippee!! You have our first showing request!!
Holy Cow now what?
Here are a few things to keep in mind before every showing:
Have your home look just like it did for the photographs (ie. clean, all dishes put away, floors free of dog hair, etc)
Put all toilet seat lids down
Open all curtains/blinds
Turn on all the lights before you leave
Hide any valuables such as jewelry, prescription meds, etc or, better yet, take them with you who you are
Take pets with you unless they are friendly and mellow around strangers
Turn off alarm systems and lock all doors
The buyer’s agent will use the lockbox key to enter/exit and is supposed to turn off all lights and lock the door when they leave
Showings usually last 15 – 30 minutes, however, in case clients come early we like to have you out 15 minutes before the showing is scheduled to start and stay out for at least 45 minutes in case the buyer is running late or the showing goes long (that’s a good thing and usually means they like your home!). Therefore, plan to be gone for 45 minutes to 1 hour for each showing
After the showing, the buyer’s agent will automatically get an email asking for feedback. Generally, only about 30% of agents fill it out. If they do, I will send you a copy of any feedback immediately
If you have any questions please give me a call @ 253-988-8252