I Am Sick – Do I Really Have to Show My Home?

If you have your home on the market now, hopefully you are starting to see the post holidays showings starting to increase. However, now is also the time for colds, flus & many other illness’ to take over many of our homes.
So you get that call and someone wants to see your you feel miserable and don’t want to leave, or maybe you have one kid in bed, one on the couch and one laying on the floor. What should you do? If you are at all capable, I say load the family up and let the request happen to view your home. If you are down and out with a fever, or it is totally impossible to leave the bathroom, be honest tell the requesting agent there is sickness in the home and ask if a better day/time would work for the buyers to view your home when you will have the chance to have all rooms available. You ALWAYS have the option to agree to a showing request and not leave the home. I would recommend at the time of confirmation that the buyers agent is aware that the seller or someone will be in the home at that time.
Be sure to check the waste baskets so that all debris is out of the trash, wash down the counter tops to rid the home of germs.
What you need to remember, with the number of homes that are on the market, if you deny a showing you maybe in the end losing that chance at a purchase agreement so work your hardest to accommodate all requests that come in and remember THE SPIRITS TO MOVE work in some crazy ways so be ready when the call comes in.