Don't be Home During Showings of Your
Sarasota Real Estate Property
and take your pets with you
Prospective homebuyers will be uncomfortable if
you are home when they come for a showing, and as a result, they might not be as anxious about
viewing their potential new Sarasota home in as much detail as you wish. For example, while they'd like to see how big the closets are, they may not open closet doors
knowing that they'll be looking at your things with you there. They may wonder what kind of shape your floors are in under the area rugs, but won't lift the rug.
Visit a coffee shop or go to a movie or a Sarasota park.
If you absolutely cannot leave, remain in
an out of the way area and don't move from room to room.
Don't volunteer any information to the home buyers but answer honestly any questions the Sarasota real estate buyers agent has.
If you have pets, take them with you when you leave during showings if at all possible.
If you have a dog or cat, you don't want your pet running out the front door as the showing Realtor and his clients arrive.
The Realtor will focus on retrieving your pet instead of showing the home to its best advantage.
Second, your pet could get lost or harmed.
If you can't take your pet with you, ask a neighbor to keep your dog temporarily. If none of these options work, keep your pet
in a penned area or limit them to someplace small like the laundry room and put a sign on the door. Most of the time, an indoor cat
will hide when buyers come to view your Sarasota real estate property, but they may panic and
try to escape. Make sure your Sarasota listing agent puts a notice in the MLS database if there are pets that must remain at home.
The prospective buyer of your Sarasota home or condo needs to feel "at home" in your home while he is viewing it.
Your Sarasota Realtor can best put that prospective buyer into that mood only if you're there.