Selling a Myrtle Beach Home- Last Minute Showings

When selling a Myrtle Beach home, one of the common issues that can arise is when an agent calls at the last minute to show your home while in the neighborhood and seeing the yard sign.  While the buyers may not have previewed your home on the MLS & said they wanted to see it, once they drove through the neighborhood & saw your awesome back yard & pool,, and think your home might be “the one.”

So what should you do when selling and these last minute calls come in?  You haven’t had time to vacuum the carpets and the kids didn’t make their bed this morning before heading off to school!  Should I cancel the showing because the home isn’t in perfect condition?  NO! Don’t cancel! Here’s the thing I always tell to my clients when we have their home listed for sale:

People realize that you weren’t expecting a showing right this moment and they also know that you still have to live in your house each and every day.  The new potential buyers can look past dishes in the sink or an unmade bed when you only have minutes to prepare for a showing.

What you don’t want to do is decline a potential showing of your home because it is last minute.  Your home will never sell if it can’t be viewed by potential buyers.

So when those last minute calls come in requesting a showing, take a deep breath and say yes to the buyer’s agent.  If you can get the dishes into the dishwasher or pull up the sheets, then do it, but don’t go crazy if it isn’t all perfect when your doorbell rings.  Relax and know it will all be fine, the new homeowners could be entering into your home.

If you are considering selling your home, contact me to learn more about how my online marketing plan can get your home exposed to over 37,000 people in the first 24 hours of your home hitting the market.


Jeremy is a full time REALTOR® who specializes in homes for sale throughout the Myrtle Beach Area.

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