When your Pittsburg home is listed for sale, you’ll be getting showing requests, either from your listing agent or from a showing service that your agent has employed.
What should you do if a potential buyer knocks on your door, wanting to see the house without an appointment?
You may be sorely tempted to let them in, but don’t. For your own safety, tell them to call their agent and have that agent arrange for a showing. If they have no agent, give them your listing agent’s card.
What should you do if someone knocks on your door, says he or she is an agent,and wants to see the house? What if that person has other people along and identifies them as potential buyers?
The advice is the same. Hand them your listing agent’s business card and tell them to arrange for a showing through your agent.
Why should you turn people away when they might have the desire and means to purchase your home?
Because they might not be potential buyers. They might be petty crooks, there to see if you have valuables worth stealing. And they could be something even worse. As for the agent – anyone at all can have business cards printed that will identify them as a real estate agent.
Legitimate agents have some safeguards in place to protect you and your possessions from those with ulterior motives. At the very least, they know who people are before they bring them to your home. At the very best, they’ve seen a lender’s pre-approval letter showing that the potential buyers have the means to make the purchase.
Legitimate agents don’t knock on the door of a home with another agent’s sign out front. They make appointments through the listing agent or his/her service.
Yes, you want to sell your Pittsburg home, but don’t risk your personal safety. If those potential buyers or that agent are really interested in your home, they will contact your agent and make arrangements the right way.
If you have children who are at home when you are not, do pass along this advice. They may think it’s their duty to be polite to anyone who wants to come in, but it’s not. It’s dangerous. Tell them not to open the door to strangers.
In 1946 the real estate firm of Western Homes Realty Co., was established and this began a long line of Croskey Real Estate history.
With the vision of growing a real estate and Insurance business in the San Francisco Bay Area