Your home is listed in the NWMLS, what now?
Congratulations, your home is now on the market, and all the hard work you’ve put in thus far should start paying off soon! So far, you’ve done a lot of prep work to get your home market ready. Now it’s our job to bring you an offer.
Generally, it takes 24 – 48 hours before we get our first showing request. As soon as a request comes in, we will let you know via text, email, or phone, depending on your preference. It’s not unusual to get showing requests in the AM for that afternoon or evening, so when you leave each day, plan to have showings even if we don’t have one on the calendar. If that is an issue due to pets at home, kids, etc. let us know, and we can require 24 hours’ notice (but Buyers may still request sooner).
Once a showing request comes in, you can approve it, deny it, or ask for a different day/time through the Showing Time App. Remember, the quicker we can get buyers into your place and the fewer showings we must deny or reschedule, the quicker we can get your place under contract. Our mantra is that the buyer shouldn’t have to work around our schedule, which is why we always put a lockbox on every property we sell. We want to get buyers in as quickly as possible and, to do that, we need to work around their schedule.
Typically, showings last 15-30 minutes. You’ll need to be out 15 minutes before the appointed showing time in case the buyer and their Broker are early. Plan to be out of the home for 45 minutes for each showing request. For example, if a showing is scheduled for 5 pm, please be out by 4:45 pm and don’t come home until after 5:30 pm.
After the showing
As soon as a showing is finished, the buyer’s Broker will immediately get an email asking for feedback and if their client is interested in the home. Unfortunately, only about 30% of Brokers take the time to give feedback and may be indisposed with their clients. If we receive feedback, we will immediately forward it to you to review. Don’t be surprised when we don’t get feedback and don’t be offended by feedback. We’re looking for that ONE buyer who loves your home. Most of your home won’t be the right fit for various reasons, but we only need to find one.
Remember, we’re a team, and we want to get your house sold just as much as you do!
This content is not the product of the National Association of REALTORS®, and may not reflect NAR’s viewpoint or position on these topics and NAR does not verify the accuracy of the content.