Thursday, January 8, 2009

Seller and Buyer Schedules

Realtors often talk about what it takes to sell your home, or more specifically what key factors that influence how quickly it will sell. We all hear about price, location, condition, and market influences but we often don't hear about the importance of letting buyers dictate when they see your home. It used to be that sellers dictated when showings occurred. A seller could easily change the times the buyer was requesting or just say "no, that time isn't good for me, please come at this time". From there, the buyer would scramble to change their schedule to get into the home and accomodate the sellers request.

Not anymore.

Most of us work 9-5 jobs and guess do buyers. This means that they probably want to see your home in the evening or on the weekend. The same time you are planning on being home. The reality is that buyers are controlling the market now and if sellers don't accomodate their requests often the buyer moves on to something else that they can get into easily with their schedule because there is plenty of inventory to choose from.

So remember the need to accomodate buyers requests even if it seems like a hassle to you. You ultimate goal is to sell quickly and for the best price possible and this can only happen if you get each and every potential buyer through your home.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me at Have a great Thursday!

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