Pros And Cons Of Assisted Showings For Salisbury Beach Homes For Sale

Assisted showings is a term for showings attended by seller agents. Buyers and sellers, and listing and buyer agents, generally have contrasting views about whether they are necessary or beneficial. Below is a synopsis of their views and the pros and cons of assisted showings for Salisbury Beach homes for sale.

Buyer and Seller Views on Assisted Showings

Property Owner Perspectives

People understandably dislike allowing strangers look through their home but they know it is required to sell their property. Sellers therefore feel more comfortable having their agent attend showings. Although infrequent, there are scenarios where things are taken from a property or a home is not secured appropriately after a showing. Sellers also see the benefit of having their agent provide details on the vital features of their property.

Buyer Feelings

Certain purchasers like the chance to ask questions of a person familiar with a listing. On the other hand, some do not especially enjoy assisted showings for a couple of reasons. First, it can cause them to feel uneasy and distracted. Throughout a showing, purchasers like to take their time at properties they find attractive and spend less time at homes they find less desirable. When another party is in attendance, they feel obligated to look through the entire property even if it is clear that they are not interested. For homes they are interested in, they can feel hurried so as not to take a lot of time from the seller agent or give any indication that they really like the home (as it can influence their bargaining power in the future). Occasionally a listing agent engages in a great deal of conversation with a buyer during a viewing, which is also a diversion. Lastly, prospective buyers are not able to converse openly with each other and with their agent when a representative of a seller is in the room.

Real Estate Professional Outlooks on Assisted Showings

Seller Agent Perspectives

Seller agents generally find assisted showings very useful in marketing a home. Even though a wealth of information may be provided in listing forms, purchasers or their agents might misinterpret or miss important details. Being present provides seller agents the ability to address those items and any worries or misunderstandings. By merely being at the property, they also also make sure that visitors respect the space and its possessions. Nevertheless, planning a time may be even more challenging. Opportunities might be missed when scheduling conflicts occur.

Buyer Agent Challenges

Buyer agents generally favor unassisted showings since they are easier to plan and facilitate open conversations with their clients. It is hard enough arranging the schedules of the buyer agent, prospective buyer, and seller. When you include the seller agent, it can make it extremely difficult. This is particularly the case when scheduling numerous showings back-to-back

Pros And Cons Of Assisted Showings For Salisbury Beach Homes For Sale

There are many pros and cons of assisted showings for Salisbury Beach homes for sale and they may vary based on the individual points of view. In the end, the decision belongs to the home owner. Sellers should specifically consider the effect that it may have on the amount of purchasers that can look at their home and on the feelings that those individuals will have during their visit. The location, type of home, belongings, and many other details should also be taken into consideration. Sellers should discuss this with their real estate professional to make an arrangement that best safeguards and benefits them in the marketing and sale of their home.

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About Editor-John P. Wells

I am a resident of Newburyport and have worked in education, high tech and urban development. My interests in architecture and construction are invaluable to my clients. For more information please visit the Wellsco website.

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