Things You Need to Consider Before You Host a House Showing

by Kathy Murphy 11/17/2019

A home showing often plays a key role in the property selling journey. In fact, if your house dazzles a buyer during a showing, you may receive an offer to purchase your residence shortly after this individual views your home.

Of course, there is no guarantee that a house showing will lead to a fast, profitable home selling experience. But if you know how to plan ahead for a house showing, you could boost the likelihood that this event will lead to an offer to purchase your residence.

There are many things that sellers need to consider before they host a house showing, such as:

1. The Condition of a Home

Dedicate time and energy to enhance your home's interior and exterior. That way, a buyer can fall in love with your residence during a showing.

To bolster your house's interior, you should clean each room of your home as best as you can. Also, don't forget to eliminate clutter that otherwise may make your house appear small and cramped.

Meanwhile, to upgrade your house's exterior, you should mow the lawn, fix any cracked or damaged home siding and perform other repairs. If you need assistance with home exterior upgrades, you can always reach out to property improvement professionals, too.

2. Scheduling Options

You should make it simple for a buyer to schedule a house showing at his or her convenience. By doing so, you can provide buyers with lots of options to view your residence – something that may help you speed up the house selling cycle.

For sellers, it helps to maintain flexibility in regards to home showings. And if you are open to home showings on nights and weekends, you could give buyers plenty of opportunities to check out your house in-person.

3. Your Home Selling Expectations

If a buyer wants to make an offer to purchase your home following a showing, you may have only a limited amount of time to determine how to proceed. However, if you establish house selling expectations, you can quickly decide whether to accept, reject or counter a buyer's offer to purchase your home.

For those who are concerned about hosting home showings or completing other house selling tasks, you may want to hire a real estate agent. This housing market professional is ready to assist a home seller and ensure this individual can easily navigate the property selling journey.

A real estate agent is dedicated to a seller's success. Thus, he or she will work with a seller, learn about this individual's goals and plan accordingly. And if a seller ever has concerns or questions, a real estate agent can respond to them.

When it comes to hosting a home showing, there is no need to stress. By considering the aforementioned factors, a seller can plan ahead for a house showing. And as a result, a seller may be able to accelerate the home selling journey.

About the Author

Kathy Murphy

Kathy Murphy, an experienced Realtor, loves her job and the people she meets. Kathy previously worked for General Motors for many years as a Global  HR Manager. One of her certifications and strengths was as a negotiator, so you definitely want her on your side during any transaction.  Kathy has her undergraduate in Business from Michigan State, as well as her MBA.

Kathy has won numerous awards in her role as a Realtor, notably a Pinnacle Quality Service Award every year she has been in the Real Estate industry. Thank you to her many clients that are responsible for this honor based on their feedback.  Kathy has also been named an HOUR Magazine Real Estate All Star.

Kathy excels at her people skills, quick communication, availability, and her knowledge of the market.  Kathy truly listens to her clients as she helps them think through and articulate  their wants and needs...and then she finds them their perfect home.

Give Kathy Murphy a call when you begin thinking about moving.  Kathy will provide advice on your current home which can save you hundreds on repairs you don't need to make when preparing your home for sale.

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