Viewing and Open Houses

A few expectations set out when listing your home with Christine Denty…

At this point, you might have already done some legwork. You may have begun preparing your home for sale, trimming the hedges
and putting on a fresh coat of paint; however, before Christine can start showing it off, there are some additional details you
should be aware of. First, you should expect Christine to place a for sale sign in the yard. If you are near any major intersections,
a sign may go at the intersection as well. You will also be asked to have a lock box hung from your door so agents who want to
show the home can access it if you are not there.

Hosting Open Houses

As soon as possible, after listing your home, Christine will likely recommend that you hold an open house.  The first open house will
probably be for local brokers, followed by a public open house for interested buyers and curious neighbors.  The brokers’ open
house is usually held during the week to give local buyer’s agents an opportunity to view  the property and see if it will meet the
needs of any of their clients. Not long after this, Christine will likely want to schedule a public open house, which is typically held
on a Sunday afternoon. You should plan to be out when there is an open house, so agents and buyers can tour the home freely.

Keeping Your Home Ready for Showings

Open houses may continue periodically after these initial ones, but the next step is usually showings. You may get little notice
before Christine finds interested buyers who want to see your home, and you should plan to go somewhere else during the
showing to give the buyer the freedom to really see your home. You will need to keep your home in tiptop shape during this
entire time. Get into some sort of routine so you can pick up at a moments’ notice and have the home ready for a
showing.