Your agent will fully prepare you for what to expect. In general, the process includes advertising your home, accepting showings, agent-hosted open houses. Your agent will evaluate all offers received and explain the pros and cons of each. Before that step, exploding your home to potential buyers is key.
Since 90 percent of buyers search for a home online, your agent will begin marketing and advertising your listing on multiple websites and across other mediums to bring the greatest exposure to your home. TalktoTucker.com receives over 3.3 million visits annually. Your agent will also place your listing to MIBOR.com and REALTOR.com and perhaps other sites your agent deems beneficial.
F.C. Tucker agents use Centralized Showing Service (CSS) to set up appointments to show your property. CSS makes it easy and efficient for your agents to show your home and receive valuable feedback. With one phone number, any agent can request a time to show your property. CSS is available 33% longer than traditional real estate office hours making setting showing times easier. Thus making it easy for potential buyers to see your home.
Your agent will host open houses without you present. This gives would-be buyers the comfort to make comments and tour. Showings will occur if an agent representing a buyer requests a private tour. Your and your agent will decide ahead of time how much notice you’ll need before you can leave the house. This a great time to take the dog for a walk or the family out to dinner. The entire time are on the market, make sure to keep your home clean and ready for potential buyers.
While open houses and showings are important parts of the sales proces, they also expose you to numerous unfamiliar people for the first time. Stay safe by practicing these guidelines for open houses as well as scheduled showings.