“I’d like to have you handle the sale of my rental house. We told the tenant there would be no lockbox and the home would be shown with 24 hour notice during business hours…”
Let me stop you right there before you cost yourself any more time and money.
In theory we’d like to think that if homebuyers and their agents are serious about a home, they’ll change their schedule and work with us on showings.
The reality is that many homebuyers are not that flexible. They have busy schedules or work long hours. Arrangements for showings are often done the night before or morning of.
And if an agent has many homes to show, often the hard-to-show homes fall of the list.
Being “in the trenches,” I know that when you create obstacles to seeing a home, you lose showings, your home takes longer to sell, you get a lower price, or you may perhaps get no sale at all.
But we can alleviate the situation. Perhaps I can talk to the tenant and have them understand things may be a bit different than you discussed.