Yesterday I had a nice young couple come down from Brooklyn to look at houses. We arranged to see 8 different houses of their choice. I made my appointments on Friday either through the Realtor or through the owner.
I love showing houses to buyers this time of year because they are very serious about purchasing. Usually they want to be in by the first quarter of the year.
To continue, I had no problems with 6 of the sellers/agents for appointments this one in particular asked me if I can have my buyers come by on Sunday during their open house, I told her that was not possible because they drove all the way from Brooklyn specifically to see this and other houses. She hemmed and hawed told me she had children and they needed to take their nap, it was a most excruciating conversation trying to pin her to a time. I told her she could be the first house, the middle house, the last house, the children could nap and we would be very quiet and look in. We finally arrived at a time and when we got there the house was nice. I knew this was the house my buyers will fall in love with.
Sure enough my buyers fell in love with it. The point of my ramblings is that if she did NOT let me see this house she would have lost potentially interested buyers.
IT takes only 1 showing(first time) and 1 buyer to sell a house. Is it inconvenient? YES absolutely. You want to sell the house then don't make it difficult to show, no matter where the buyer is from local or long distance.
Everyone has schedules however when the buyers set time to look at houses in this market at this time of year they are NOT FOOLING around!