What to Expect When You’re Expecting…To Show Your Home

Real Estate

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…To Show Your Home

Are you preparing to put your Atlanta home on the market? Congratulations! The LaMon Team is here to walk you through each step of the selling process and shield you from as much stress as possible. One of the biggest challenges after you list is showing your home. From unexpected footprints to last-minute pop-ins, here are a few things that may happen during your time on the market (and how to make it as smooth of an experience as possible).

1. Flexibility is key.

When your home is on the market, one of the first things to expect is the need for flexibility. While we always aim to work around your availability, be prepared to accommodate different showing times—as this increases your chances of attracting serious buyers. Remember, the more flexible you are, the more potential buyers you can welcome into your space.

2. Messes are rare, but they do happen.

It's not uncommon to return home after a showing to find that things aren't as immaculate as you left them. Footprints, minor spills, or slightly rearranged furniture might occur. Rest assured, this is a common occurrence and doesn't reflect negatively on your home. Buyers are excited to explore, and these minor hiccups are often a sign of genuine interest.

3. Last-minute showing requests.

While it's never ideal to accommodate last-minute showing requests, sometimes they happen. We understand that life is unpredictable, and buyers might be in town for a limited time. If you receive a last-minute showing request, do your best to work with the timeline given. A little inconvenience now could translate into a quick sale later.

4. Prepare for impromptu cleaning.

To streamline the process of tidying up before a showing, keep a laundry basket or storage bin handy. This allows you to swiftly gather any clutter or personal items that might have been overlooked in the rush to prepare. A quick sweep through your home can make a significant difference in presenting a clean and inviting space to potential buyers.

5. The occasional no-show.

Patience is a virtue, especially in the world of real estate. Despite best intentions, there will be instances when buyers don't show up for scheduled appointments. While it can be frustrating, remember that it's all part of the process. Keep your focus on the buyers who do show genuine interest in your home.

6. The mystery of missing feedback.

After showings, it's common to wonder about the feedback from potential buyers. While we always strive to gather insights, there might be times when feedback doesn't come through. Don't be discouraged by this silence. Lack of feedback isn't necessarily negative; sometimes it indicates that buyers are still considering your home and haven't ruled it out.


At The LaMon Team, we're dedicated to providing a home-selling process with as little stress as possible.  While there may be unexpected twists and turns along the way, we're here to guide you through every step. Remember—your dedication to presenting your home in its best light, combined with our expertise, will help you secure the right buyer and achieve a successful sale. Stay flexible, stay patient, and trust in the process. Your ideal buyer is just around the corner.

Thinking of listing your Atlanta home? Reach out to The LaMon Team to get connected with a listing agent today!

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