What is an agent pre-view? My sellers ask me that and when I tell them that an agent preview is when an agent looks at a home by themselves instead of with a potential buyer. Sellers get all disappointed because they want buyers to see their home and make An offer and they wonder why those pesky agents are stopping by.
Agent previews are necessary and educational. Sometimes we look at homes before we show them to buyers if we are not sure about the home. Other times we preview homes to kind of scope out the competition because we are getting ready to put a similar property on the market. We preview so we can stay on top of trends in the housing market.
Yesterday I toured all of the units on the market in one downtown loft building because I have not been in the building since last May and I have both buyers and sellers asking for my advice. If you see my business card in your unit you know which building I was in. I'll be touring another half dozen in the 190,00 to 250,000 price range next week.
I enjoy looking at real estate. It doesn't seem like work at all. Every Tuesday is tour day for local Realtors and we have the opportunity to tour new listings without making an appointment. Kind of like an open house and sometimes food is provided. As a rule people who want real estate agents to show up provide food and if they want to attract a lot of agents they also offer a selection of alcoholic beverages.