Making Your Home Accessible

Hey, everybody. Jon Sump here at The Home Brokerage, bringing you our Tuesday Tip of the Week in selling your home. One of the most important things when it comes to selling your home is making it accessible. I can't tell you how many times I'm working with buyers and we're out looking at properties or I'm trying to get them into a property and they have a certain timeframe of day only it can be shown or it has to be scheduled two days in advance, all this kind of nonsense. I mean, either you want to sell your house or you don't want to sell your house, right?
So the number one thing is make sure you're working with an agent that has a lockbox for the area. I can't tell you how many times I go out and show houses with an out-of-area realtor from the Bay Area or something, that they're lockboxes don't even work here locally. We can't use them, but they put them on the house anyways. So make sure that the lockbox on there is accessible to all the local agents and make sure the agent has extra keys in their office of your home in case something that key gets broke or lost or something like that, make sure they have the extra keys.
When buyers are out looking for a home and they run across your home or they're trying to get into a home, they don't want to have to schedule three or four days in advance. They want to go look at it and make a decision, and you don't want yours to be off to the table because you have to set some crazy appointment only between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 on a given day, number one.
Keep these things in mind. It's critically important to make sure that the buyers and the realtors have access to your home whenever they need it. Okay? Seriously. Anyways, hopefully this has been helpful. It is a very important point. Please take it seriously. If this has been helpful to you, please like and share it as usual. As always, make it a great day and don't forget to check out our YouTube channel.