Home Showing Customs for Buyers

Home Showing Customs for Buyers

Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors®

Searching for a home is an exciting but anxious time for you!  And, flexibility is the key to a successful house-hunting trip.  Sellers want to make the showing process as convenient for you as possible.  However, in some cases, you will have to allow the homeowner time to prepare for your showing.

To streamline the home search process, you and your REALTOR® may schedule multiple showings for a certain day.  If that is the case, try to stay on schedule, as the owner may have made arrangements to allow you to view the property in their absence for just that set time.  Also, there may be other interested buyers scheduled to view the home on the same day.  If you decide not to view a certain home after the appointment has been made, tell your REALTOR® your reasons so that he or she can let the seller’s REALTOR® know as quickly as possible. Or, if you arrive at a property and decide not to view it, please keep in mind that the seller has set this time aside for you and take the opportunity to view its interior.

After viewing the home, feel free to give feedback to your REALTOR®.  The homeowner does want to hear your comments.  Also, keep in mind that you are a guest in someone else’s home.  Keep a watchful eye on children and leave the pets at home.  Stay with your REALTOR.

The showing process can be a pleasant experience and an exciting first step toward owning your own dream home!


                                                                                                                  Date:  June 2014