Category: Open Houses & Showings

  • Why & How to Use a Lockbox

    By Home Bay

    Posted on April 13th, 2015

    A lockbox is a small key safe that allows you to show your home to prospective buyers without having to be there yourself. Read on for some FAQs on how and why you should use one to simplify your home showings. 1. Should you use a lockbox? Unless it makes you uncomfortable, yes. Making your home more accessible to agents can increase your showings and therefore the number of offers you receive. It's also more convenient for you. 2. Is it safe to use a lockbox? When

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  • In most cases, buyers will contact you directly because we include your contact information in the showing instructions on the MLS. If buyers find your listing on other sites [https://www.homebay.com/resources/contact-info-not-displayed-in-listing/], they will most likely route a showing request through their agent, who will check the MLS listing and will find your contact info. Any messages or requests submitted through the "contact owner" and "go see it" buttons on your Home Bay page will [ht

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  • When it's time to show your home, it's understandable to want to make sure  your property is only being toured by buyers who are ready and able to put in an offer. Otherwise, showing your home can feel like a big hassle and a waste of time. But how can you know? If you list with HomeBay, we can include an MLS note that states showings are only allowed for buyers who have a preapproval letter [https://www.homebay.com/tips/prequalified-vs-preapproved-whats-the-difference/] from a bank or proof o

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  • Because we operate from a centralized location, we are unable to hold an open house for you. Learn more about how Home Bay operates [https://www.homebay.com/resources/why-is-homebay-such-a-bargain-relative-to-agents-in-my-area/] (and how we pass cost savings on to you!). If you don't have time or interest in holding an open house, there's no real compelling reason to do so. Serious buyers will make appointments, as detailed in this post on the pros and cons of open houses [https://www.homebay.c

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  • We do not provide open house signs. We only provide For Sale signs. However, if you need open house signs, they are widely available online, as described here [https://www.homebay.com/tips/need-open-house-signs-heres-where-to-find-them/].

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