The fall market is off to a good start. Open houses are busy and there are a lot of motivated buyers out in the market place. I am out daily with various clients and am running into a consistent issue with booking appointments at properties for my clients to view. Many of the properties are frankly not available. Why?
Not all properties are easy to show such as tenanted properties. Short notice (less than 24 hours) or early morning/late night showings are often problematic as well for many owners, but most of the properties that I view are mid-day during the week or weekend and/or in the early evening. Again I ask why these properties are not more easily available.
It is true that Realtors are very busy this time of year so often agents find themselves double booked with showings since we work in a market where Lock Boxes are not used (stay tuned for an upcoming blog about Lock Box usage). The prudent agent will arrange for keys to be left for the showing agent (if you are comfortable with this scenario) or will have a partner or colleague cover for them as it is paramount that the property be shown to maximize market exposure. Seems like a simple concept with simple solutions if you are double booked but many agents do not work in this fashion.
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