Fab Real Estate Blog: February 2008

How Not to Sell a Home

Once again, I tried to show a home to a ready, willing and able buyer, but I couldn't.

The home has a combination lockbox - you need the combination in order to get the key for the house.  The showing instructions say:  Call listing agent for lockbox combination, then go and show.

So, I called the listing agent on Friday.  I called again on Saturday.  The showing was for Sunday. 

I'm still waiting for the return call.  But, I showed other homes on Sunday.  I'll sell these buyers a home, but not a home that I cannot gain access to.

There is a reason combination lockboxes are not common in our area - our local Association of Realtors offices all utilize electronic lockboxes that are easily opened with our "e-keys."  Showings are simple and convenient this way.  No need to wait for that return phone call that may never come...

Don Fabrizio-Garcia, REALTOR
Connecticut Real Estate & Appraisals
CT Home Group
Keller Williams CT Realty
203.746.1199
Connecticut Real Estate and Homes for Sale

 
Comment balloon 10 commentsDon Fabrizio-Garcia • February 25 2008 07:18PM
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