Yesterday, I received a call from an agent for a showing on one of my listings. The agent gave me a specific time that she would be at the property.
On this particular property, the seller is home all of the time. He isn’t able to drive, so he doesn’t get out much. At the time of listing, he requested that I not install a lockbox, due to his unusual circumstances, which was fine. He has always been so accomodating to showings at anytime or anyday. He’s terrific!
Yesterday, I called him right after I received the call from the buyers agent. His phone just rang. No answer. He doesn’t have an answering machine. So, I called again, no answer. Now this has only happened one other time in trying to set up an appointment. I tried a couple more times to get him.
The other agent’s appointment time was getting closer, so I called her back and explained that I would confirm her appointment as soon as I could reach the owner.
Well, I continued trying to call and began thinking that perhaps I needed to hop in my vehicle and head over to his place, as this was unusual for him. Now, it was past the time the other agent requested the showing. Oh, how I hate asking agents to reschedule. Today, so many buyers come in from out of town and are gone within a day or two. Tomorrow often times doesn’t work. Or they have found another property by tomorrow.
I decided to call a couple more times. The owner answered. I was tickled. Yes, he was fine with someone coming to look at his home. I called the other agent, as she was out showing properties. She was in the area and was able to get in to see the property.
Last night, I received a call from the agent that showed the house. Her buyers loved the house and they already left town to head back home. They wrote an offer on the property. Again, I was tickled.
This just reminded me again, of a post that I recently wrote that was inspired by Tony Orefice. He said that we must make every effort possible to let every potential buyer into our listings, because you never know who will be looking at your home next. It only takes one buyer for each property!
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Sandy Shores Realtor, Melbourne FL Real Estate
Brevard County Real Estate & Investing
Palm Bay Florida Real Estate News