HOME SHOWING TIP: Give buyers as much time as they need

When you have a showing at your home, it's important to give the buyers and their agent as much time as they need to tour your home. Don't come back and try to get in the house until they've left and don't sit outside in the driveway waiting where they can see you. This will make them feel rushed and uncomfortable and will hurt your chances of them making a positive connection with your home. A good rule of thumb is to leave at least 10 minutes before the showing appointment time and not come back until 10 minutes after it will most likely be over. If the showing runs longer than expected and you see they are still there when you get back, don't pull in the drive way and wait, drive by and kill some more time. A longer showing most likely means the buyers have serious interest in which case it's even more important to give them their space.

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