What Happens At A Home Showing?

Posted by Nutan Brown on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at 1:19pm.

A home showing happens when you list your home for sale and potential buyers want to view it. As a seller, you might wonder what happens at a home showing.

To give you an idea of what you can expect, here are frequently asked questions and answers about home showings.


Who shows your home?

 

During a home showing, potential buyers are always accompanied by their real estate agent. Buyers are not allowed to show up at your house unannounced. All showings are booked and approved by your real estate agent before they see your home.


How will I be notified of a showing?

 

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Once a showing has been booked, you will receive a notification in the manner you prefer so you can keep track of when they will be taking place. While it’s entirely at the seller’s discretion, most homeowners will vacate the property during showings. Having a homeowner in the home during a showing can be awkward for some homebuyers, making it difficult to picture themselves living inside the home. It is also advised that you remove your pets as well.


How long does a showing last?

 

Showings are usually booked in 1-hour timeslots; however they can be booked for shorter amounts of time if the property is in high demand. If you are selling your home during a busy time of the year and expect a lot of showings in a short period of time, you might want to book a holiday or stay with family or friends. This reduces the inconvenience to you, while ensuring the home stays in “showing condition” without constant clean-up on your part.


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