So, you’ve decided to sell your Maine house. You’ve hired a real estate professional in Southern Maine to help you with the entire process and you’ve been asked what level of access you want to provide to potential buyers.

There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is Access, followed by Condition, Financing, and Price. There are many levels of access you can provide to your Southern Maine agent to be able to show your home.

Here are five levels of access you can provide to a buyer, each with a brief description:

Lockbox on the Door – This allows buyers the ability to see the home as soon as they are aware of the listing, or at their convenience.

Providing a Key to the Home – Although the buyer’s agent may need to stop by an office to pick up the key, there is little delay in being able to show the home.

Open Access with a Phone Call – The seller allows showing with just a phone call’s notice.

By Appointment Only – Example: 48-hour notice. Many buyers who are relocating for a new career or promotion start working in that area prior to purchasing their home. They often like to take advantage of free time during business hours (such as their lunch break) to view potential homes. Because of this, they may not be able to plan their availability far in advance or may be unable to wait 48 hours to see the house.

Limited Access – Example: the home is only available for a couple of hours a day. This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers.

In a competitive marketplace, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your Southern Maine house at all in.

About

The Happy Home Sellers is a husband and wife working for you! I, Michael L’Heureux and my wife, Josee L’Heureux, both working under Keller Williams Realty, are happy to help you with all your Real Estate needs. With more than 11 years of experience in Real Estate business, we continue to serve our clients better and extend our support to those who are looking to sell homes or move in Southern Maine and New Hampshire. 
If you are looking for the right Real estate agent in Maine, contact 207-553-1322 or email mlheureux@kw.com