Category: Showings

  • 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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  • Real estate websites like Redfin, Realtor.com and Trulia don't display your contact information. Why? Because they make money by selling buyer lead contact information to real estate agents. That's why you see agent photos next to your listings on these sites. If buyers could contact you directly, it would wreck these website's ability to make money by selling buyer info. That's why most of the contact you receive during a listing will be from a buyers agent, reaching out to you on a buyer's be

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  • Congratulations on listing your home! It's great to take a huge first step, but now what should you expect? How can you tell if your listing is doing well or if you need to make changes? Read on to find out! * In most parts of California, Florida and other states at most price points: If you are priced correctly, you should expect to get 5-15 showing requests within the first 30 days after listing your home on the MLS [https://www.homebay.com/resources/how-quickly-does-homebay-get-m

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  • Your house has been listed for a few weeks now and your showing requests are starting to slow down. Why is that happening? Is it something you did? And most importantly, what can you do to help generate more interest? Let's take a look. First, don't be alarmed. It's natural for showing activity and offers to drop dramatically after your home has been on the market for 30 days. But why? At any given time, at any price point in any neighborhood, there are a limited number of "real buyers", meani

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  • Tips for a successful home showing

    By Home Bay

    Posted on July 20th, 2016

    Wondering what it takes to pull off a successful home showing? Learning how to prepare, what to expect and what buyers want will give you the confidence you need to do just that. Before the showing * Focus on curb appeal When buyers pull up to your home, they form an opinion of your property. Make sure you've cleaned up your driveway and walkways, mowed any grass, trimmed any overgrown plants, etc. * Clean your home Remove clutter, store any items you're not using and make

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  • So you showed a home to a potential buyer - now what? Should you call them? Email? Leave them be? Keep reading to learn best practices for successful post home showing buyer follow-up.The best feedback you will ever receive comes from actual buyers who have toured your home. It is precious information, particularly as it accumulates. Here's what you should do after each home showing to capture buyer feedback. The Day After a Showing: Send your buyer's agent or buyer an email that reads: Hi, I

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  • If you haven't gotten as many showing requests as you would like [https://www.homebay.com/resources/home-seller-expectations-first-30-days/], don't worry! There are effective strategies you can put in place to get more buyers interested in your listing. Read on to learn about four things you can do to increase showings. 1. Overhaul Your Photos: If you didn't get professional listing photos, you should. Almost all buyers today begin the home search online and photos and price are their

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  • When you put your home up for sale, it's not all that uncommon to quickly receive offers from multiple potential buyers. Some of these buyers may say they've been prequalified for a loan, and others might talk about being preapproved. The difference between prequalification vs preapproval says a lot about the strength of a buyer's offer on your house. So how do you determine which offer you should more seriously consider? Selling a home can be a lengthy, time-consuming process. Few things are a

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  • They say it's not what you know but who you know that matters. This statement can apply to virtually anything in life, and it's particularly true when it comes to business deals. And in the business of real estate, paying careful attention to who you know (and how you treat them) can be a game changer. As a seller, at the end of the day, keeping track of potential buyers might end up meaning you can sell your home faster. Because building a relationship with a buyer who's on the search for th

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