Ensuring Viewings are Successful
Private viewings, virtual tours, video tours, and open houses provide opportunities for buyers to view your property and get a sense of what it is like to live there. Ideally, you will want them to be impressed by what they see – and motivated to make an offer.
As your real estate agent, I ensure we maximize the potential of every viewing and open house. To accomplish that, I advise you on how best to prepare your property, I market it to qualified buyers, and then, at viewings, draw their attention to the great qualities of your house.
When it comes to scheduling, I coordinate with you to select days and times that are as convenient as possible. Obviously, I encourage you to be as flexible as you can, as that will enable more buyers to see your property. Weekends, in particular, are popular for viewings.
In addition to in-person showings… for several years we have been offering virtual buyer showings via video conferencing, or FaceTime, along with virtual showing tours. This is a safe and valuable alternative to an in-person meeting, while helping maintain social distancing. If the buyers are out of town, this is a perfect way to present showing your home to more potential buyers.
Don’t worry about all the details. I take care of all aspects of scheduling viewings, as well as planning and hosting open houses.
Although I do most of the work, there are a few things you can do to make viewings more successful:
- Make sure your house is neat and clean
- Remove personal items such as family pictures. This makes it easier for buyers to imagine themselves living in the house
- Find a place to go, such as a park or shopping mall. Buyers are more comfortable if they can view the property without you there
- If possible, remove your pets. You can take them for a walk, or to a local pet sitting service or kennel
- Ensure the walkway leading up to your house is clear
I realize viewings and open houses can be a little inconvenient. As your real estate agent, I will do my best to minimize the disruptions. I will focus on bringing in serious buyers, rather than those who are merely curious. This speeds up the process and increases the likelihood of a buyer seeing your property, becoming interested, and making an offer.
To sell your house quickly, and for the highest price possible, it is crucial that viewings and opening houses are done right, especially now with social distancing considerations. Want to learn more about my approach? Please submit the form below or call or email me today to schedule a convenient time to speak.