Access: The Key to Selling Your Home

Congratulations, you’re selling your home! If you haven’t yet, you should hire a real estate professional to help you through the process and from there, your agent will ask you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. This is quite possibly one of the most important key factors in selling your home! You need to make sure your home is accessible and here’s how:

Check out these different levels of home access to decide which is right for you

  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 showings 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 2 pm 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.

With more competition coming to the market this summer, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.

Contact me today and I will walk you through the different options to set you up for success!

Roberta L. Voss, JD, e-Pro, CNE, SFR, CDPE
The Voss Team
RE/MAX Professionals
602-697-0730
robertavoss@remax.net

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