The Channel you have requested is no longer available.

Warren County Ohio Real Estate News and Observations

FAQ: What Am I Allowed To Do At A Home Showing?

showing homesOkay, it's time to start looking for your new home!  And you may be wondering what is the expected etiquette for touring homes?

For the most part, it's fairly easy!  We're guests and we need to make sure we leave the home at least as good as we found it!

General expectations are:

  • We take care of the home.  If we've stepped in some mud, we ditch our shoes at the door.  In fact for some homes they specifically request taking off shoes or wearing shoe covers to protect the new carpet they just installed.
  • You can look at the home but we're not there to test it.  We're not there to flush all the toilets, check for leaks or run the appliances.
  • We stay together.  I'm responsible for the home during the visit, and that includes making sure every outside door we open is locked when we leave.  That also means if you've got young ones with us, you keep an eye on them.  Lots of homes are going to have kids toys or little mementos out and about, some of them quite fragile.  I don't want to have to apologize for something being broken.
  • It's okay to open doors and look in the closets.  And it's okay to look inside appliances that are being offered with the home.  It's NOT okay to start prying into the owner's dressers or desks.
  • We need to be mindful of our schedule.  We have an allotted time for our visit.  The sellers would like to come back home when that time slot is over.  And we've got other houses to see, right?
  • Be aware that what we think is private might not be private.  Sellers may have speakers, video cams, etc. set up in the home.
  • If you know right off the bat a home is not THE ONE, it's okay to move along.  I've usually booked overlapping appointments or might have a vacant home in our itinerary that gives us some schedule flexibility.
  • If you have questions, ask them. What I don't know I can ask the listing agent and get back to you with answers.

 

Ready to talk about buying or selling a Warren County area home?  Just call 513-520-5305 or email Liz@LizSpear.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Liz and Bill aka BLiz

 

Serving Warren County Ohio & Adjacent Areas


The Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite
Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
Ask for us by name if you visit the office!

EHO Two locations: Lebanon & Mason, OH
Bill Direct:  513-520-5305
Liz Direct: 513-265-3004     
Fax: 866-302-8418

MailTo:  LizSpear@Go-Concepts.com

Search Homes:  Http://WarrenCountyOhioRealEstate.com

Our Website:  www.LizTour.com

 FacebooktwitterWordpressYouTube Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR SERVICE AREA:


View Liz Spear Team of RE/MAX Elite Primary Service Area in a larger map

Comment balloon 0 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • June 29 2017 02:47AM
FAQ: What Am I Allowed To Do At A Home Showing?
share
Okay, it's time to start looking for your new home! And you may be wondering what is the expected etiquette for touring homes? For the most part, it's fairly easy! We're guests and we need to make sure we leave the home at least as good as we… more
We Listened To The Bees
share
When we're not busy with real estate we like to flower garden. We have some large beds with a variety of perennials. Small, large, a host of colors and styles and we enjoy the beauty of the blooms. We pick flowers to be good for attracting bees,… more
Lebanon Ohio New Construction Condos in Shaker Run Announced!
share
Fischer Homes wrapped up their first phase of new construction condos in Lebanon's Shaker Run a few years ago in a section called Ironwood at Shaker Run. Shaker Run has been a popular place for our buyers to call home, whether in the condo… more
New Price Shayler Crossing Batavia Ohio Homes 4 BR 3 Car Garage
share
1216 Woodchase Trail has a new price! Now priced at $265, 000, this Union Township Ohio home in Shayler Crossing is ready for new owners! 1216 Woodchase Trail in Union Township/Batavia has a lot to offer for its asking price of $265, 000. Key… more
Upsetting The Apple Cart
share
You might think selling a home is pretty simple. A buyer offers a certain amount of money for the home, the seller agrees or doesn't, rinse lather repeat until they come to an agreement on price, dates and other critical aspects. But the reality… more
FAQ: Can You Help Me Buy A For Sale By Owner Home?
share
Most of the homes for sale are represented by listing agents and in Cincinnati MLS, Dayton MLS, and even sometimes both for our market area. That means the seller has usually hired an agent to handle the marketing, negotiations, arrange showings… more
FAQ: How Did My Home For Sale Get On THAT Site?
share
Part of our job as listing agents is to get your home for sale information out to as many buyers as possible. Of course the local MLS is the primary means of spreading that information. In general, our MLS is the source of all data regarding… more
FAQ: Why Is The Homeowner Asking For So Much More Than They Paid?
share
Often buyers wonder why a seller is asking significantly more than they paid for the home? With Ohio public records of home sales on the county auditor's site, it's fairly easy to review a home's sales history. Couple that sales history with the… more
Sneak Peek: Mason Ohio Ranch Condo For Sale 6/19/2017
share
Looking for a ranch condo in Mason Ohio? Fact is condos for sale of any kind in Mason are in REALLY short supply right now! So we're giving you a heads up that come Monday there's another ranch condo coming on the market! Located in Deerfield… more
FAQ: Why Hasn't That House Sold?
share
Why hasn't that house sold? It's a question we often hear buyers ask if a home has been on the market longer than they think it should have been. Surely there's something WRONG, right?? Maybe yes, maybe no. There's a whole host of reasons why a… more