Getting your house sold means getting your house seen.
So, youve decided to sell your house. Youve hired a Metropolist real estate broker to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers.
Access is at the top of the list
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:
- 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 buyers 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 calls 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.
In a competitive marketplace, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.
Ask your Metropolist broker for additional suggestions and insights about selling in our competitive Seattle area market. We’re here for you.