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!