So one question I get asked quite a bit by my clients, is how do agents access my home for showings? This is one of the easier answers!
So when your home hits the market you'll be seen on the Multiple Listing Service and agents and buyers will become aware that your home is active and available.
Part of that process of making your home active and on the market is to set up your home with the showing service which helps schedule and notify you of showings.
Scheduling the Showing
So when agents and buyers are notified that you're home is active, they will coordinate with the showing service to schedule a time thats mutually convenient to show the home. The showing service will reach out to you to see if that day and time works and then they will approve the showing.
Showing the Home
The buyers agent will arrive with the buyer and the agent will access the lock box through an app, usually on their phone. They only have access by being a licensed real estate agent and a current member of a real estate board. They will escort the buyers through the home and then when they are finished, insert the key back into the lockbox for the next agent that will show the home.
We will have notification that the agent is showing your property and if there's any questions that we have for them, if they have any questions for us, we're able to then talk to agent to agent and answer any of those questions.
I hope that answers your question on how agents access to your home. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to reach out!
Check out my post on What Happens When My Home Goes Active for more tips on selling your home!