Step 8: The Property is on the MLS, Now What?

Congratulations, your home is now on the market and all the hard work you’ve put in thus far should start paying off soon! So far you’ve done a lot of prep work to get your home market ready. Now it’s our job to bring you an offer.

Generally, it takes 36 – 72 hours before we get our first showing request.  To make it easy for you we utilize an online showing scheduler called Showingtime. We will set you up so that you receive all showing requests and give you the ability to accept or reject them based on your personal availability. Our goal is to be available for every request but we also understand if there are specific restrictions that need to be in place such as small children in the home or someone who works a night shift and is a day sleeper. All of these and more can be allowed for with showing restrictions that we place on the account from the get-go.

Remember, the quicker we can get buyers into your place and the fewer showings we have to deny or reschedule, the quicker we can get your home under contract.  We will also place a lockbox on your property that other real estate agents will use to access your home.

Typically showings last 15-30 minutes. You’ll need to be out of the home a minimum of 15 minutes before the appointed showing time in case the buyer and his/her Realtor are early so plan to be out of the home for 45 minutes for each showing request.  For example if a showing is scheduled for 5pm, please be out by 4:45pm and don’t come home until after 5:30pm. 

As soon as a showing is finished, the buyer’s Realtor will immediately get an email asking for feedback and if their client is interested in the home.  Unfortunately, only about 30% of Realtors take the time to give feedback.   A request for feedback is built into our Showingtime platform and each realtor that shows will receive a minimum of 3 requests. When the realtor responds you will automatically receive an email with their response regarding their home tour. Don’t be surprised when we don’t get feedback and don’t be offended by feedback.  We’re looking for that ONE buyer who loves your home. For most your home won’t be the right fit for various reasons, but we only need to find one.

Lastly, once your home is live in the MLS be sure to review the listing online.   Please review it carefully and let us know of any errors. In addition, if you didn’t like how we phrased something or feel we left out an important point, let us know.  Remember, we’re a team and we want to get your house sold just as much as you do!

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