Should I Or My Agent Do My Viewings?

Your property is on the market and now it’s time for viewings from potential buyers. But who should do these all-important viewings? The objective of any viewing during the selling process is to give interested parties the chance to get a close up look of your property. It’s an opportunity to showcase anything missing from your digital and print marketing and really highlight how great it is to live in your home. Here at Alexander Taylor we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and as part of this we believe that, in most cases, an estate agent should be part of the viewing and here’s why believe this:

We’re the experts

Selling property is what we’re experts in doing. With years of experience we have the necessary skills and insights into picking up those buying signs from potential buyers. We know how to build a rapport with them to make them comfortable and relaxed during the viewing. Putting them at ease will allow them to take their time to really explore and ask any questions they might have about the house and the surrounding area.


Any question answered

When viewing a property there are bound to be questions and estate agents can act as great sounding boards for any issues buyers might have. For example, if someone looking around your home is put off by a dated kitchen in need of modernisation, they may not raise that with you for fear of offending you. But with us there we can offer up solutions that will work for them. A happy viewer is more likely to put in an offer that one that can’t see the true potential from a property.


Second viewings

We understand that relinquishing your property to someone else might seem daunting, so we are happy to work with whatever best suits you and your needs. So, whilst we truly believe first viewings should be handle by us if you’re lucky enough to have requests to view your property for a second time then this is where you could come in and be a great help. If a prospective buyer is coming back it’s quite promising that they could put an offer in. This could be the time to stay home and assist on the viewing, offering insights on what it’s like to actually live in the property. If this is a strategy you would be happy with then we recommend being as warm and welcoming as possible and answer any questions they might have with interest and enthusiasm.


The priority with any viewing is that you’re comfortable and relaxed with what is happening. So, we are happy to discuss in advance the viewing strategy you want to adopt to ensure that the viewing process is a smooth and happy process for everyone involved.

Here are some tips on to prepare for viewings:

  • Get rid of any clutter
  • Ensure the property is clean and tidy throughout
  • Banish lingering smells with a scented candle or air freshener
  • Check that lighting works correctly in each room whether it’s ceiling lights or lamps and if it doesn’t make sure you rectify it before a viewing, you want your property to be shown in its best light
  • Discuss any issues with your property with the estate agent ahead of any viewings so they are equipped for any questions potential buyers might have


Want help on getting more viewings for your property? We’d love to help! Give us a ring on 01324 811 233 or email [email protected] to find out what we can do.

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