How Does The Showing Process Work?
How it works:
We will decide together on how to handle showings. We can set parameters as to the hours and days those showings are allowed, and how to notify you in advance. Homes show best when the homeowner is not present, but if this is not possible, we will work together to create the best experience for the buyer that also fits your lifestyle. Showings typically take anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Usually, we use an electronic lockbox that allows buyers' agents to access your house key. These boxes also notify me any time they are opened so no one is accessing your home without my knowledge. If you have pets in the home that need to be tended to during showings, we will work out the best way to handle them. We will work together to build the best plan to meet your needs.
How much notice will I get before showings?
Although we cannot guarantee this, we can request extra notice prior to showings in our instructions to Realtors on the MLS. Generally, the notice time for showings would be anywhere from 24 hours to 5-10 minutes before the showing. We highly recommend trying your best to continually keep your home in a show-ready condition.
Do I need to be present in the home for anything?
No! It is best practice for the seller to be out of the home during all showings and during all inspections. A 24-hour notice will be given regarding the inspections. Also, there is no need to be present for the appraisal. In case you have concerns about strangers being in your home, we do make sure that a licensed realtor accompanies the professionals working at your home such as photographers, inspectors, appraisers, etc.