DURBAN - For many sellers, show days are a must, and will never go out of fashion, said Pam Golding Properties, for a number of reasons, including the fact that there’s nothing like enabling buyers to actually see the property up close and personal, and visualise themselves living in the home.
Depending on the area and buyer preferences, while show days generally take place on weekends – on Sundays – they can also be held during the week or even on a Saturday.
Firstly, said Lanice Steward, head of training for Pam Golding Properties, show days draw together groups of serious buyers at a time when couples or families can physically view the property and get a feel for the location and ease of access, as well as its internal design and layout, and whether it suits their own particular requirements.
"It’s easier for a less serious buyer to window-shop by simply clicking on a property, than it is to attend a show day. Which means that the bulk of visitors on show days are seriously intending to buy a home. This enables them to take the time to talk to the agent, envisage where their furniture and possessions could be positioned, and discuss the lifestyle options amongst family members," said Steward.
Steward added, "This is why it’s important for sellers to ensure the home is immaculately tidy and uncluttered and really looking at its best".