Listing your home for sale and making it readily available for showings can be challenging if you have a difficult schedule or personal circumstances that complicate your ability to have the home shown.
You may ask your real estate agent to limit showings to specific days or times of the week. Showing instructions that are short and sweet make it easier for buyers and their agents to access your property.
Below, is one example of extensive showing instructions in the Pikes Peak MLS:
“Please Do not lock deadbolt. Restricted showing times. Tues, Thurs, Fri after 5pm Saturday after 10am. Please give 24 hour notice. Turn off lights. Lock doors. Thanks for showing. 24 Hour Notice, Appointment Only, Restricted Hours”
Do you think this may be a little confusing for agents who have to show 10 homes to a client on a Saturday? With so many properties for sale, many real estate agents who don’t want to deal with complicated showing instructions will move on to the other homes on the list, especially if their buyers are on a time crunch to see properties.
Work with your Colorado Springs REALTOR® to keep showing instructions simple and make it easy for agents to show your home, otherwise, you will not receive many showings. If there are specific instructions related to locking doors or not letting animals out, your agent can have the showing desk pass those instructions along once the agent calls to schedule the showing instead of listing everything in the
Pikes Peak MLS.
If there are specific instructions related to locking doors or not letting animals out, your agent can have the showing desk pass those instructions along once the agent calls to schedule the showing instead of listing everything in the Pikes Peak MLS.
Simple showing instructions: Appointment Only
When I removed showing restrictions from one of my listings, showings picked up like crazy! Of course, I had my sellers’ permission first. Instead, my sellers just tell the showing desk the home can’t be shown if it isn’t going to work for them. With the market being so competitive, you want to make it easy for a prospective buyer to see your home. If it is difficult for buyers to see the inside, how are you going to get an offer?
If your listing isn’t getting any showings and it is priced correctly, take a look at your showing instructions and that may be the problem!