When we have buyers of real estate venturing out with us and into open houses and other types of real estate for sale, and find the seller at home, it is weird.
Not weird from the vantage point that we are going to be jumping on their beds. But strange because it's hard to talk freely.
As a Realtor, and as a Team Leader training our Paris911 Team of Realtors, I educate my clients on what my discerning eyes see when viewing real estate listings.
I want to see what types of "issues" a home has from my trained visual component. I want to smell and announce what scents I pick up that may create issues for the buyers. Mold, urine, pets, cover up smells, etc.
Showings of real estate are best when sellers are absent. Potential buyers like feeling free to roam your home and when you are there they may feel inhibited and cut their visit short.
Some people even feel inhibited to have a home seller looking over their shoulders during showings.
The reality of real estate searching is that would-be buyers like to envision themselves living in your home. This is so much easier when they feel comfortable sitting on the couch, walking through the bedrooms and opening closet doors.
While many home sellers feel their presence could be helpful more often than not it works as a deterrent, cutting showings short. Eliminate the urge to stay home and plan to be somewhere else, regardless of how inconvenient it may be.
Real Estate Sellers, who feel uncomfortable having strangers walk through their homes, need to come to terms with the fact that it is a necessary step in the process.
You, as a real estate seller, have a right to be in your home but it may be wiser to insist that your REALTOR® be there instead. Real estate is all about feelings and you want people to feel comfortable in your home.
We want to educate our Santa Clarita and Greater Los Angeles Real estate sellers to know that we want your success. We want to advise you on things that are going to create the best advantage for you and your home selling goals.
There are several ways to do this, but none come closest as an "in person" meeting in our offices or at your home.
Be safe - Reach out to RE/MAX of Valencia CA's Paris911 Team when you are ready to Roll... We will be there for you.