Relocate to Wisconsin : No Showings until the vacuuming is done...Said the Listing Agent

No Showings until the vacuuming is done...Said the Listing Agent

 Thinventory brings out the "early birds and worms"..."first come, first served" Buyers in many parts of the country.  We have an eagle eye on the "delayed" listings to let our Thinventorybuyers know the first day that a house hits the market. This has been a great tool for getting them in to see a house as soon as possible and they can decide if it is the one that will be "home." eagle eye

     Our buyers were ready to this new listing..and were ready to do that at 10 am.  Nowhere on the delayed listing could we find the date it would stop being delayed....the MLS police must not have been watching.

    We called the agent directly who told us the Sellers were out of town for the weekend....(Yaaah ...! Thinking there would be no problem with showing.)  However....there was an open house later in the day...the Buyers could go see the house then....She would not have time to go to the house and.Vacuum much before that time. 

  Hmmmm...well qualified buyers anxious to buy a home...or well vacuumed house...what a dilemna....and one that we bet the Sellers would be surprised to learn as well.   While we really appreciate when a Seller AND an agent takes pride in a listing....we go to the ends of the earth...if that means taking the dog for a get every possible buyer in the house at their convenience.  Looks like Thinventory has added another inconvenience to Buyers...with Listing agents confident that there are "plenty more where that came from...."  Maybe ...maybe not.

        We believe working for the Seller as Wisconsin licensed real estate agents are...means making the property available to every possible Buyer.....whatever the market conditions.

        If you want agents dedicated to doing the best possible job for a Seller or a Buyer in Southeastern Wisconsin....Call the Hansons, we are honored to be of service for all things real estate.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 16 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • March 25 2017 04:13PM


Sally K. & David L. Hanson this all sounds like a sale in the making for you with this home and buyer? Good Luck!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty One Group) about 1 year ago

Hi Sally and David... I feel your pain... we had a new listing in my area that was announced last week as coming soon to be activated a week ago Sunday. So last Sunday, it was activated. I try to make an appointment to show a client and find out that ALL showings are blocked from Sunday until noon Thursday! Whaaat? So I go and try to make an appointment to show around noon on Thursday. Now it's blocked until 2pm on Thursday and then again from Friday noon through Saturday! I repeat, whaaat? Subsequently, I read another note that there will never be showings approved for Mondays through Wednesday. I don't care how thin inventory is, this is no way to sell a house!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) about 1 year ago

Sally & David do you suppose this agent is hoping to find a buyer for the home? But that is absolutely no excuse for not making the home available for every possible buyer to sell that home for the seller.  This stuff is a crazy maker.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) about 1 year ago

Sally and David I guess that is a real sign of a Sellers Market.  We are far from that so Sellers and their Agent better be ready to show the house to every hot body that comes along.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago

It drives me crazy when agents delay a listing, i ofte wonder if the seller knows Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) about 1 year ago

It is frustrating indeed, along the same lines we submitted an offer on Tuesday and we are still being stalled about getting a Response...Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 1 year ago

I wonder if home sellers know when agents use these tactics.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 1 year ago

Well, schedule a day to do the vacuuming and go at it!

Shouldn't they also have made people wait until the ENTIRE house smelled like baking cookies? 

And what cookies are most popular in your state?  Cheese?

Here we refer to cheese cookies by their other name - pizza.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 1 year ago

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

There is no excuse for not allowing buyers to see a listing. The more the better! More chance of multiple offers and highest and best price for the sellers.

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) about 1 year ago

I am still trying to show a new listing that first hit MLS 3 weeks ago. The listing agent said...he is waiting for the key'!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 1 year ago

Hi Sally and David -- it's not uncommon in our market that showings will commence on a certain day and at a certain time often at the first public open house.  It creates a bit of a "mob mentality" with prospective buyers clamoring to get in to see it.  This doesn't always mean that the listing agent is attempting to double end a sale it's just a different marketing strategy.   Any non-traditional showing instructions should be included as part of the agent-only remarks in the mls.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 1 year ago

I never understand this thinking, Sally K. & David L. Hanson ... do the Sellers and the agent involved want to sell the home ... or not????  But then again, I see something akin to this with Buyers too.  They want to Close on time ... but don't want to take the steps needed to make that happen.  I don't get it ...


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 1 year ago

Whenever I've thought that there are plenty more where that came from, there was always not plenty more where that came from. It's always a good rule of thumb to get every possible buyer in early to see the house at their convenience. Thanks for the reminder.

Posted by Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta (Solid Source Realty, Inc.) about 1 year ago

I believe you identified the problem, the agent thinks there are plenty of buyers and it will be on her terms. 

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 year ago

Sally and David - I am not a fan of all this pre-listing of homes, or coming soon postings. I say wait until the home is ready to be sold, and then list it. Why play around and tease buyers, change schedules, etc. A home should be listed and available to buyers when it is ready to be sold.

Posted by Troy Erickson, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Diverse Solutions Realty about 1 year ago

I just had  a similar situation, the seller did not want to show the house since the sink had dirty dishes and the housekeeper was coming on Saturdays only. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA (Barcode Properties) about 1 month ago