Providing qualified buyers easy access to see your home is essential to a quick sale. Hosting several open houses on the weekend is vital, but access during the week is essential as well. As your agent i will work with you to make showing your home as painless as possible.
Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:
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.
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.
Open Access with a Phone Call – the seller allows showings with just a phone call’s notice.
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.
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.
As an Accredited Property Valuation Specialist, and Certified Negotiation Expert, I can help you price your home to maximize your profits and sell it as quickly as possible. From staging your home to show, till the close of escrow, I will be your partner and make the process as smooth and hassle free as possible. Joe McMahon Keller Williams Beach Cities Realty, serving Torrance, Lomita, Long Beach, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale and Manhattan Beach.