Having your house in town on the market involves a certain invasion of your privacy. Realtors will
be previewing it and showing it to buyers with some regularity. While you want
to make your home reasonably accessible to the real estate professionals and
their prospects, you don't want to run the risk of stepping out of your shower
just as a Broker is bringing in buyers.
In many areas Realtors use a handy little tool of
the trade called a "lock box". When a property is occupied, the
Realtors first call to let the owner know when they will be coming by. If no one
is at home, the Realtor can get into the house with a key stored in the lock
The other extreme of accessibility is to require
a day's notice before a showing, and to insist that your Realtor be present at
each one. This will eliminate a lot of the inconvenience to you, but it may also
eliminate a lot of showings of your house. Whatever arrangements you work out,
keep in mind that the easier you make it for us to see and show your home, the
easier it is for us to sell it quickly.