What To Expect During A Home Showing

Are you nervous about the process of selling your home? Does the prospect of random buyers visiting your property frighten you? If so, we’re giving you the inside scoop on what actually happens during a home showing and how you can properly prepare.

We can all agree that selling your home can be a bittersweet and emotional process. After all, your home is an extension of who you are, so it can be difficult to trust the care of your home to someone else.

The good news is that when you list your home with a professional realtor, your home will most likely be shown to other realtors. These realtors will then show your property to potential buyers who are pre-approved, qualified, and serious about buying your home! Therefore, during a home showing, your home will always be under the attentive care and charge of a responsible and licensed professional.

You may also come across other types of home showings, including:

A broker tour which is information about properties that are only available for other agents and brokers to view, shared exclusively through the MLS. This is a great way to get your listing viewed by professionals.

Open houses allow large groups of potential buyers to visit your home without an appointment being necessary. This is a great way to orchestrate numerous showings in a shorter amount of time and can create a stronger interest among buyers who are actually seeing their competition.

A buyer’s home inspection provides a detailed professional examination on the state of your property. This will inform the buyer on the safety and security of the property in case there are any repairs that need to be done. As a seller, it’s in your best interest to make sure that there aren’t any major defects on your property.

A buyer’s appraisal is imperative for the lender to protect their investment when determining the mortgage for the buyer. As a refresher, an appraisal is a professional estimate on the value of your property. This value is determined by the comparable sales of similar properties in your area. If the home is appraised at or more than your sales price, then it is more than likely that the lender will provide the appropriate loan amount to the buyer. But if your property receives a low appraisal, then the buyer can negotiate for a reduced sales price.

The good news is that you don’t have to be present for a home showing but you can prepare by setting an inviting atmosphere that will leave a lasting impression on a potential buyer. Create the perfect mood by opening the blinds to let in natural light, providing snacks for families, playing soft music in the background, and having a fresh clean environment.

For more information, reach out to us today by calling (833)704-HOME to be matched with our experienced agent, Qulia Bryant. We’ll work tirelessly to make the selling process as smooth and easy as possible!









Top 5 Home Inspections

Finding the perfect home can be a dream come true, but your work doesn’t end once you go under contract on a property. A home inspection is the next step in making sure your future home is in good shape and safe for you to live. The price of an inspection will vary depending on your home’s location and the size of the property, but here are our top five suggested inspections you should consider before moving in.

Full Home Inspection: Whether you’re preparing to move into a townhouse, multifamily, or newly constructed home, a full home inspection should always be a priority. This type of inspection will examine all of the systems of the home from the interior to the exterior, roof to crawl space. It will also inform you of any other potential inspections you may need, especially in regards to receiving further evaluation from a general contractor, structural engineer, electrician, or a roofer.

Mold Inspection: This inspection is suggested for properties that are located near flood zones or even homes with a stucco exterior. Mold (or mildew) is a fungal growth which indicates decay or water problems caused by a source of moisture and structural issues on your property.

Radon Inspection: Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that can seep through cracks or holes in the foundation of your home and become trapped. High levels of radon can be dangerous, especially considering that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You should also test for carbon dioxide if detectors aren’t already installed on the property.

Termite Inspection: Termites are a popular problem in North Carolina and South Carolina, so it is highly recommended the buyers in these areas get a termite inspection along with a full home inspection. This is imperative for getting rid of any wood-destroying insects or pests that can become a huge cost to you in the future if the issue goes untreated.

Well Water Inspection: Another popular inspection in the North Carolina and South Carolina area is the well water inspection. This will test properties located near a well or septic for any bacteria, contaminants, or high levels of lead in the water. You want to make sure your source of water is clean, free, and can pass a chemical test.

These five inspections are highly encouraged for any potential home buyer and should be completed during your due diligence period. This will assure that you will still be able to negotiate repairs and pricing if any issues arise and are brought to your attention through an inspection.

If you’re a potential home buyer and you have any questions or concerns about the buying process, we’re here to help! You can check out more tips on home inspections in our video on Necessary Home Inspections. Our dedicated and trusted agent, Qulia Bryant, is committed to helping buyers understand their options and will get the job done. Call us at 833-704-HOME or find your dream home online.