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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Home Seller Tip: How do buyers get in my house to see it?

There are many things involved with selling a home.  From preparation to closing table lots of details to be handled but for a home to sell one thing must occur – prospective buyers must be able to see it!

Real estate agents working with buyers usually screen properties and work with buyers so they only see properties that meet their needs.   If your home is on the list, then it may just be "the one."

You do not need to be present to open the door as it is usually best for a seller to not be home for showings.   The buyer's real estate agent can access your home through an electronic key box if you allowed one to be placed on your home.

In Brevard County, agents use an electronic device with an individual pin number to access the box.  Your agent can be notified by the iBox when someone accesses the key if they are using its capabilities fullyI set my listings up to send me an email with date, time and name of individual accessing the property.

The electronic key box is much more secure than the old fashioned combo lock boxes where you have no way of knowing who accessed the key.

Your home's security and your safety is important to me.  Some key advice I offer my sellers...
  1. Never open your door to an agent unless my office (or Showing Service) has contacted you to advise of scheduled showing. 
  2. Never open the door to strangers.  I provide my card at the time of listing.  If anyone comes to your door, tell them to contact me.
Electronic lock boxes have made accessing homes for sale much easier.  However, courtesy demands an appointment be made - in advance.
And don't worry about off hour intrusion as the lock boxes can be programmed for access only during set hours! 

When you are ready to sell your Viera, Rockledge or Suntree, Florida home, call me directly at 321-693-3850 or email me.

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