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For sale - Really?

for saleIn the past few weeks I have come across at least three listings where different buyer clients want to see properties and we have been told no appointments allowed, although each property is showing as being actively marketed. These are not short term issues either.

One property the agent contacted me to let me know I could show it on Thursday and Fridays only between 3 and 5 pm.

Another property the agent let me know the sellers are not allowing showings right now because they are also selling their business and it is all too much. I had been trying to get an appointment for two weeks. It went active today, again I was told by the showing service no appointments allowed.

So why are you listing your home for sale? If you don't want showings don't list your home. If you want to be so controlling that you are only going to allow showings for four hours a week don't list your home. How do you expect relocation buyers or buyers who have jobs in the city or even live in the city to see your home when they are only able to see properties on weekends.

Agents, if you are going to list a property don't take the listing if it cannot be shown adequately to sell the property. Now I understand sometimes events happen that cause a property during a listing to be temporarily off the market, such as an accident, sickness, a wedding or some other event that the owners ask for no showings, that I understand. But why list your home if you don't want showings?

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Comment balloon 2 commentsNick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 • August 10 2011 12:25PM


This is very frustrating!  I too had this issue and was shocked at how many listings were difficult to show! Really lets you know how smooth a transaction with them would go though!!!

Posted by Kirsten Mellinger, Ventura County Real Estate (Emerald Funding & Realty) about 8 years ago

This seems to be very prevalent in this market -- we have run into this many times.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 8 years ago

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