If you are, I would have to say NO..It is hard emough to show homes that require 24 hours notice. The less restrictive the showing policy is the more likely you are to find a buyer. There are so many nice homes listed right now and the competition is high, you do not want to do anything to turn buyers away.
The purpose of any amount of notice prior to showing is to allow the home seller time to prepare the house for the showing, providing the home buyer it's best possible impression. A sink full of dirty dishes un-vacuumed floors and walking over dirty laundry is not conducive to a good showing.
It is always best to be as accommodating as possible when an agent makes a request to see the house.
If the seller is incredibly challenged to keep the home show ready I would suggest a few alternatives. Keep in mind, any restrictions will create the potential to lose a potential buyer, but that is the way the cookie crumbles. Working within the ability of your seller takes precedence.
What you must do:
Create a truly effective virtual tour of the home. Sorry, those 30 image slide shows are just more stuff and in reality bring nothing of value to the table. An effective 2 minute tour is what you want.
Every buyer needs to see the tour FIRST. Yep, even if their agent if from your office.
When they acknowledge the memory hook, (an essential component of every effective virtual tour) advise them of the prescheduled showing time. Prescheduled because you and the home owner agreed to two days a week and 3 hours each of those days.
Now, be acutely aware, these buyers ARE predisposed to doing business with you. Set the stage appropriately, acknowledge their fear, then present the appropriate incentive.
Give it some thought. A few day from now the dots will connect and you will see the gold.
Best of success.
It is difficult enough for agents to coordinate between the times a buyer is available and the times
a seller let's a buyer see their home. The easier the Sellers and their agents make it for showings the better for the ability to show whenever the buyers have time.
Good Luck to you!
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1. difficult / rigid seller
2. lack of regular maintenance if they need time to "clean-up"
An explanation, if their request is for a specific reason, changes things a little bit. I have seen cases where an owner/occupant is elderly and accommodations have to be made for them to leave during showings. Agent remarks is a good place for this kind of info.