I was booking showings for a client the other day and one of the properties we wanted to see was restricting showings to Thursday evenings only, 6:00 - 9:00pm.
My client was only available on Wednesday that week, so we had to skip that particular property.
Too bad. It coulda been a contender.
When listing your home for sale there's a handful of HUGELY important things you need to do if you want maximize your odds of selling quickly and for top dollar.
One of those things is be as flexible as possible with showings.
Someone wants to come take a look at 8:00am on a Saturday morning? Let 'em.
Someone wants to get in at 9:00pm on a Tuesday? Let 'em.
Is being totally flexible with showings going to add a bit of stress to the selling process. Yes, likely. But it's worth it.
What if a potential buyer is only in town for a day or two? Refusing their request for a showing means there's no way they'll ever get to see your property.
"They'll reschedule if they're really interested in seeing the place".
It doesn't always happen though. In fact, I'd say that most of the time buyers move on to viewing other properties and never look back.
Selling your property is an odds game in some ways. The more potential buyers you allow to come through, the odds of selling increases.
Now, if you have a baby or small children at home that certainly changes things. I have a 15 month-old and I probably wouldn't allow showings past 8:00pm. If there was no way that the buyer could reschedule tough, I'd try to work something out.
If I thought that the property could sell within just a few days, I'd maybe consider not living there at all during the listing.
Either way, I'd do my darndest to avoid shutting the door in a potential buyer's face.
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