Be Ready To Show Your Home

Be Ready To Show Your Home

Rumor has it that the Philadelphia real estate mar­ket will remain strong for a while. With demand high and inven­to­ry low, buy­ers can be a lit­tle anx­ious when they find a prop­er­ty they want. The com­pet­i­tive nature of this mar­ket makes it imper­a­tive to be respon­sive to the buy­ers’ inter­est. While it might be a “sell­ers’ mar­ket” you don’t want to risk miss­ing the BEST offer even if there may be oth­ers. So, what’s a sell­er to do?

I live by the con­cept, “time is of the essence”. This holds true with regard to mak­ing your home avail­able for show­ings. While it may seem rea­son­able to you to request an hour, two hours, or even 24-hour notice, the prospec­tive buyer may not have that kind of time. Gen­er­al­ly, a buyer’s agent will try to sched­ule show­ings as far in advance as pos­si­ble. But, what if they are work­ing with an out of town buyer who will be leav­ing in a few hours and they passed by your home while view­ing oth­ers homes? What if your home would have been exact­ly what they were look­ing for at the price they were will­ing to pay?

Here are some other ways you can make sure you stay ready to show your home in less than an hour.
  • Make sure the whole fam­i­ly is on board. It may be incon­ve­nient and uncom­fort­able for a while, but if the ulti­mate goal is to get your home sold quick­ly every­one will have to make some minor adjust­ments in the way you live.
  • Have a quick clean plan. For the most part, your home should be kept spot­less while it is on the mar­ket. Have a plan to quick­ly tidy up from every­day life if you should hap­pen to get a show­ing request that can’t wait.
  • Remem­ber to take care of pets. Again, it can be a slight incon­ve­nience but make sure you have a plan for secur­ing your pets, espe­cial­ly when you’re not at home. You may have to ken­nel them or take them to “day­care” while you’re at work. Think­ing you will be able to run home quick­ly if there’s a show­ing request doesn’t always work out.
  • Cour­tesy calls only. If at all pos­si­ble, don’t require con­fir­ma­tion for show­ings. A cour­tesy call should suf­fice, since your house should always be ready to show. If you miss a call because you were in a meet­ing or your cell phone bat­tery was dead, it could mean miss­ing a con­tract.
For more tips on suc­cess­ful sell­ing in this HOT mar­ket, give me a call. I can help you put a plan in place to quick­ly sell your home in Philly.

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Boots Levinson, REALTOR
BOOTS & CO
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blevinson@phillycityspace.com
917-544-4183

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