My husband and I have moved 3 times which means we have sold 2 homes so I totally understand the frustration of selling a home!
One frequent complaint by sellers is that the buyer's agent is late for their scheduled appt. I'd like to briefly shed some light on why this happens.
Last weekend was a perfect example of this. I had a client who wanted to see 9 homes in 2 different counties. When I schedule that many homes, I will generally schedule 2 per hour, allowing extra time for travel, if needed. So my appts. will be scheduled between 1 and 2 or 1:30 and 2:30. etc..
When you take a buyer out to see this many homes, you have no idea how they will react and, more importantly, how long they will stay. This particular buyer stayed less than 5 minutes in the first two homes. I knew, even with travel time I would be significantly early for my next appt. I asked the buyer to wait while I made the phone call to see if it would be ok if we came early. It would have been about 20 minutes. The seller said it was not ok so I had to switch gears and look at the 4th house on the tour instead of the third one.
Conversely a buyer may spend 45 minutes in one home in which case an agent may be significantly late. Hopefully there is time for the agent to make that call to say they will be late. Even with the best intentions, it does not always work out that way.
In my case last weekend it all worked out fine and my client saw all 9 homes.
Here is what I respectfully ask of sellers: If a buyer's agent is scheduled to show your home between 1 and 2, please allow 30 minutes for an early or late arrival. I know it's not ideal, especially for sellers with kids, nap times, car pools to school, etc... but it will help keep your stress down and that's a good thing!
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