By Brandon Rodriguez
Barriers are never good when selling a house. I know that all the good agents know this and have instructed to their clients the harm this can cause. However, the barriers are still up.
One weekend, I scheduled property to show for a client. The list was ready and the phone calls to our Centralized Showing System were being made. Mind you, I had at least 11 to show at the request of the client. These are real scenarios and my personal thoughts behind them.
House 1 – “Can only show between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with a one-hour notice.”
My Thought: This is a four-hour window. You might think to yourself, “Brandon, there is a good reason for this.” The seller (insert your reason here). In a buyers market, this four-hour window will not get the seller many showings. Buyers are working people who usually have jobs between these hours. Buyers will only see homes when it is convenient for them. “Well, if they love the house, they will make time.” Not so. They will move on to the next house and forget “the home they loved.”
House 2 – Day one listed the property for $400,000 and day three listed property for $415,000. Continue reading »