Informed Home Buyer/Seller

How To Maximize Viewings, while Minimizing Inconvenience

If you want to sell your house your condo, you need to make it as convenient as possible for potential buyers to view. That’s a given. The market can move fast these days and you don’t want to have home shoppers and their agents to move onto other interesting oppurtunities just because they can’t get into see yours.

So how do you make your property available for viewing, while minimizing the inconvenience to you and your family?

One of the effective ways to ensure ease of access is to put a lock box near your front door. This allows agents to show your property as soon as they hear from interested homebuyers-striking while the iron is hot.

Without a lock box, an appointment would have to be scheduled. The delay could stifle buyer momentum. Worse, many home shoppers may skip your property in favour of others they can see right away.

Rest assured, REALTORS® are professionals and will respect your privacy and the security of your property. Working with your REALTOR®, you can set rules regarding when and under what circumstances they may enter for viewing.

When potential buyers visit, they may often feel like intruders. It’s awkward for them -and you- if you are at home. So, if possible, take your family to the park, a movie, or a local coffee shop during scheduled viewing times.

Another great strategy is to plan viewings around your schedule, at times when you’re out of the house anyway. If you take your kids to soccer on Saturday afternoons, make your property available for viewing during that same period.

With a little planning, you can maximize the number of viewings, with minumal inconvenience to you and your family. This will greatly increase your chances of selling sooner, and for the best price.

Need more tips on your showing your home? Call today!