1. THE “NO-SHOW”
There will be occasions when a showing appointment has been set and no one will show up. This can happen for several reasons including the possibility that the buyers drove into the neighborhood and decided they didn’t care for the area or home.
If you think this has happened, please call our office and notify us. We will follow up with the agent to find out why. Agents should give us a “courtesy call” when they miss a showing, however, that doesn’t always happen.
2. THE “NO-TIME” SHOWING
There may be times when prospective buyers are sitting out in their agent’s car wanting to see your home right then-and-there. Chances are they were driving through your neighborhood, saw the for sale sign, and they had their agent call from the car to set up an immediate showing.
If it’s convenient for you, great; if not, ask the agent to either come back in 15 minutes or schedule the showing for another day.
3. THE “NO-APPOINTMENT SET” SHOWING
If anyone knocks on your door with or without an agent to see your home, tell them that they need to schedule an appointment. Feel free to give them a marketing flyer along with our business card. NEVER let anyone in without an appointment!
4. THE “LATE-SHOW”
When an appointment is set “between 1:00 and 2:00”, for example, that means an agent will show up anytime during that hour. If an agent is showing a buyer several homes, it’s often difficult for them to know exactly when they’ll arrive at your home. They may show up right at the end of the scheduled time, and would be showing your home past the hour time-frame that was set.
Additionally, if an agent sets a showing for a two-hour time span, tell the agent that you’d like to narrow it down to a one-hour time-frame. Ideally, you’re already gone when a prospective buyer shows up; however, if it’s not convenient to be gone for the entire hour, be prepared to leave as soon as the buyers show up.
If you come home and they’re still inside, drive around the neighborhood for awhile before going inside. Agents should call if they’re running late or early, but unfortunately that doesn’t always happen.