Some people see a sign in a yard and want to see that house immediately- like right now! For others, well, they have to work up some nerve before scheduling an appointment to actually walk through a house that’s caught their eye. Regardless of when the time is right for you, here’s a couple thoughts that will enhance your experience…
#1 Do your best to email, text or call a day or two in advance of when you might actually like to see a house or group of houses. There’s a couple reasons for that— the sellers may need notice to crate a dog. Or someone else may have already scheduled a showing for that time slot. And my schedule (while flexible) does fill up.
#2 If possible, be a little bit flexible about what day or time you could schedule an appointment. Have a couple options in mind. (See #1)
#3 Btw, scheduling to see several properties, one right after the other, is a far more efficient use of your time. It’s also a better way to measure one house versus another, and to gain a feel about what works for you and what doesn’t. What’s the best number? I think most of my clients would probably say 5 is about right. Any more than that and they all start running together in your mind. And if you look at 5, there will be a couple that you’ll just not like and will rule out immediately, a couple that’ll be ok but just not “IT” and hopefully one that floats your boat!
#4 When scheduling appointments, it really helps a lot if we communicate back and forth swiftly. Otherwise, openings will close up and you’ll be back to square one.
(Now, for some reason there’s always someone who thinks I should be available 24/7 on demand for them and them alone. Sorry, but I don’t work quite that way.) I do my best to make things work for everyone, but my schedule does fill up. And LOL I haven’t yet figured out how to be in two places at the same time. On one hand I apologize for not being available. But on the other hand, would you really want to work with someone who is available always? I mean, what’s that tell you about their business? One of the reasons I am busy is because I do make an effort to take care of my clients’ needs. I do work harder to make good things happen!! You know, I view this whole process as a partnership— and working together we’ll be successful in you obtaining the home of your dreams!