Sellers ! I did not show your home to my clients because .......

Reblogger Debbe Perry
Real Estate Agent with Real Living Carolina Property

Ready, willing, and able buyers are not growing on every tree these days. Sellers, please help when we call to schedule an appointment - we REALLY do want to sell your home!

Original content by Gita Bantwal

Sellers sometimes list with an agent and do not ask questions about how showings will be scheduled , sometimes they make it difficult to show and sometimes it is the tenants who make it difficult.

When an agent has many homes to choose from when scheduling appointments they first ask the buyers which homes they prefer to see but if the buyer leaves it up to the agent then the agent will schedule appointments that are easy to set up, provided the homes meet all the criteria that the buyer is looking for in their home.

Here are some reasons that I may have not shown your home:

1. I call the telephone number listed for appointments and if there is no answer I leave a message.  If I do not receive a return phone call I do not show your home.

2. If the instructions for appointments requires 24 hours notice and we have someone who wants to see on short notice, we do not show the home.

3.If the home is priced too high compared to other similar homes on the market , we show other homes first and if the buyer likes the community, then we show all homes in there the second time.

4.We email listings to buyers and buyers tell us what they want to see. They may base it on pictures of the house or they may drive by first on their own. If the home shows well from outside and if the pictures are good , there is a better chance that your home will be shown.

5.If the seller has to be there for all appointments and we are showing many homes we may be reluctant to put the home on the list of homes because we never know if we will be running late . We show the home if the buyer wants to see it and then try to put it first on the list.

 

Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with ReMax Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com

She can be reached at 215-343-8200x124 or direct 215-275-8491 or via email gita01@aol.com

 

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Dan and Amy Schuman
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Debbe, this is really good information and important to share with sellers up front. Sellers need to be flexible or risk losing a potential buyer. Thanks for the post.

September 23, 2010 09:10 PM
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Ellie McIntire
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My favorite one is when I get a call back with "the seller has RE-SCHEDULED your appointment". Sorry, I won't be showing your home to my buyers.

September 23, 2010 09:14 PM
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Debbe Perry
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Dan and Amy - Agreed!!

Oh, Ellie - couldn't we all just write a book...

September 23, 2010 10:16 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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RE/MAX Centre Realtors

Thank you for reblogging. Buyers agents would like to show as many homes as the buyer wants to see but if scheduling is a problem we just have to do it another time.

September 26, 2010 06:30 AM
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Debbe Perry
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So right, Gita! Thanks for writing the original post = excellent!

September 26, 2010 07:34 AM
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