Buying a HomeSelling Your Home April 11, 2024

The Best Ways to Access to Properties for Sale

Buying a home has long been considered one of the most significant and laborious financial ventures an individual can undertake. With the advent of new technologies and more dynamic real estate markets, the methods by which potential buyers access properties have evolved dramatically. Ensuring easy and safe access for home buyers is pivotal to the success of a sale and the satisfaction of home shoppers. Hence, as a real estate professional or seller, knowing the best ways to allow buyers to access the home for sale can be the differentiator that seals the deal.

Whether you’re a seasoned realtor, a private seller, or an innovative tech entrepreneur, this piece will equip you with the tools and knowledge necessary to provide homebuyers with the access they need to make a home-buying decision.

The Importance of Access in Home Sales

Visiting a potential new home is the defining moment for most buyers; it’s where a property transcends its digital or print representation to become a physical space, a possible future. Therefore, facilitating this vital visitation process is not just about logistics but about creating an experience that resonates with the buyer personally and emotionally. 

Before the advent of innovative technology, home showings were relatively simple affairs, often requiring the physical presence of the agent, potential buyer, and sometimes the homeowner. Here, we explore the historically used methods of providing property access.

Agent-Guided Tours

An agent-led tour is the most common and safest form of showing. It allows for personal interaction with the potential buyer, where the agent can highlight unique features and answer questions in real time.

Open Houses

Open houses offer a more casual viewing experience, allowing multiple potential buyers to peruse the property simultaneously. While they can be more efficient for the seller, the need for more privacy and security and the question of serious intent from the visitors can be downsides to this method.

Electronic Lockboxes

These smart lock systems allow agents to grant access through a digital key, keeping a log of who enters the home and when. Lockboxes offer a layer of security and convenience for the seller and the agent.

Virtual Tours

With the aid of virtual reality, potential buyers can tour a home from the comfort of their current residence. Virtual tours reduce the need for physical visits and offer an immersive experience that static images cannot.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are a newer, innovative approach where interested buyers can schedule a visit and receive a one-time digital key to explore the home at their own pace.

By Appointment Only

Sellers can request 24 or 48-hour advance notice before a showing. Having advance notice benefits the seller but is not always an option for the buyer and their busy schedules.

Limited Access

There are situations when the home is only available for a few hours daily. This is the most difficult way to be able to show your house to potential buyers.

Call Liz

If you have a home you would like to view, call me, and I will find the best way to make that happen! Liz Norvelle (928) 458-4025

By adopting the strategies outlined in this guide, sellers and real estate professionals can streamline the home-buying process and provide buyers with the memorable and informed experiences they seek.  The bridge between sellers and buyers has never been more accessible, and the possibilities for property access are as varied as they are exciting.