Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD!

Southwest Florida is a prime example of an area where access to listings is so very important.  Many of our customers are visiting for a few days to buy a home.  When we find the area they like it is very frustrating when we can’t see the homes available because the owner will not allow showings without two days notice or only on certain days.  That buyer usually purchases while they are here but they always wonder if the home they couldn’t see would have been a better fit for them.  If your home is for sale, or you are considering listing your home, please remember that showings are very important; without a showing there is no offer to negotiate.  Make yourself and your home as accessible as possible and the sooner your home will go under contract and you can stop the showings!  Call me today for all the updated ways we are handling showings in the Naples area.

Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters 2018

Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD! | MyKCM

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers.

There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.

Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:

  1. Lockbox on the Door – this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.
  2. Providing a Key to the Home – although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home.
  3. Open Access with a Phone Call – the seller allows showings with just a phone call’s notice.
  4. By Appointment Only (example: 48-Hour Notice) – Many buyers who are relocating for a new career or promotion start working in that area prior to purchasing their home. They often like to take advantage of free time during business hours (such as their lunch break) to view potential homes. Because of this, they may not be able to plan their availability far in advance or may be unable to wait 48 hours to see the house.
  5. Limited Access (example: the home is only available on Mondays or Tuesdays at 2pm or for only a couple of hours a day) – This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers.

With May proving to be the best month to sell your home, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.

Time to make yourself accessible and get some offers on your home!

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