Access: A Key Component in Getting Your House SOLD!

    So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.  There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.  Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:  Lockbox on the Door – this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience. Providing a Key to the Home – although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home. Open Access with a Phone Call – the seller allows showing with just a phone call’s notice. By Appointment Only (example: 48 Hour Notice) – Many buyers who are relocating for a new career or promotion start working in that area prior to purchasing their home. They often like to take advantage of free time during business hours (such as their lunch break) to view potential homes. Because of this, they may not be able to plan their availability far in advance or may be unable to wait 48 hours to see the house. Limited Access (example: the home is only available on Mondays or Tuesdays at 2pm or for only a couple of hours a day) - This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers. In a competitive marketplace, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you with the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.

    There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access that you can provide to your agent so that he or she can show your home.

    Here are five levels of access that you can give to buyers, along with a brief description:

    1. Lockbox on the Door – this allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.
    2. Providing a Key to the Home – although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home.
    3. Open Access with a Phone Call – the seller allows showing with just a phone call’s notice.
    4. By Appointment Only (example: 48 Hour Notice) – Many buyers who are relocating for a new career or promotion start working in that area prior to purchasing their home. They often like to take advantage of free time during business hours (such as their lunch break) to view potential homes. Because of this, they may not be able to plan their availability far in advance or may be unable to wait 48 hours to see the house.
    5. Limited Access (example: the home is only available on Mondays or Tuesdays at 2pm or for only a couple of hours a day) – This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers.

    In a competitive marketplace, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.

     

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    Steve Baker

    Steve comes to the world of real estate with nearly 30 years of Marketing and Graphic Design experience. These two very important skills make him ideal for this profession. In 2017 he achieved his highest accolade to date becoming a global, award-winning real estate graphic design/marketing recipient. Mr. Baker is not only a REALTOR but the Director of Marketing for Rinehart Realty. His education and work experience also include a Bachelor degree in Education and degrees in Radiologic Technology and Medical Ultrasonography. He was a pioneer in the field of Radiology PACS development and Radiology Voice Recognition adoption and implementation in southwest Virginia. His previous positions as Director of Radiology and PACS Administrator lead to enormous development in resources and project management necessary to succeed in the field of real estate. Steve is a writer and developer for a variety of blogs and real estate publications. He recently completed his first book of quotations and is currently working on a Real Estate Marketing book. He is a strong supporter of the United Way, having won a past Campaign Coordinator of the Year award. He is also a strong advocate for breast cancer research and education. Mr. Baker has a history of work experience developed on the foundation of a strong work ethic, the pursuit of excellence, quality, honesty and integrity.

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