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2017-08-17 09:21:23
6 “Common Courtesy” Home Showing Practices

Home staging isn’t the only way to ensure your home shows its best. While preparing your home for the market is extremely important to its appeal, there are some etiquette practices every homebuyer appreciates during a home showing. What should you know? These six 'common courtesy' practices are an excellent starting point:  

Leave your home during showings

During a home showing, it is polite to leave. Why is this? Simple: it makes potential buyers uncomfortable. Allowing a comfortable home showing gives potential buyers the opportunity to visualize themselves in the home – a HUGE selling point. Plus, staying and showing your home is the real estate agents job!

Take your pet(s) with you

Remove all distractions from your home - especially pets. During a home showing, your goal is to create the ideal living environment. To make this happen, take your pets with you during a home showing and try to wipe all trace of your pet(s) from your home. The last thing you want is your dog barking and distracting buyers from getting a real feel for the home.  

Provide driveway or curbside parking

A lack of parking options could give a potential buyer a sour first impression of your home. Clear your driveway or the curb right outside of your home, if possible, for visiting buyers and their real estate agent.

Provide relevant documents

Lay out useful documents for easy access during the home showing – it may lead to a faster offer on your home.

Patience is key

Be patient when waiting for feedback. Chances are, potential buyers will want to process the home showing before making an offer or providing feedback.

Listen to your REALTOR®

Don't take suggestions from your REALTOR® personally; they are just making recommendations to help sell your home faster. Take their suggestions seriously; you hired them for a reason!

These home-showing etiquette practices could ensure your home sells quickly – take them to heart when placing your home on the market.

Do you have any questions about selling your home in the greater Austin area? I would be happy to help; give me a call.

 

Resources:

https://www.bhgre.com/bhgrelife/5-etiquette-rules-every-seller-know/#4

https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/home-seller-etiquette-rules/

 

 
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