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Should a seller say home the Holiday weekend in case of an offer?


Get out of dodge and let our agent work.

With you gone every short notice showing can be granted.

The buyer of your house may be one of those short notice people.


Get out of dodge.  leave your cell phone number with your agent and if an offer comes I, you can communicate

with them and get  home to sign papers if needed.


Leave and let your agent do their job!


Comment balloon 23 commentsWilliam Feela • May 20 2018 04:59AM


Morning for the third time William.

Around here agents encourage people to not be home when someone requests a showing.  99.999% of them do what the agents requests.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 11 months ago

In contrast of buying, selling is just the total opposite.as you don't need to be home!

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 11 months ago

"Get out of Dodge!" I like that! 

The best way to sell is to "Get out of Dodge!" 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 11 months ago

There is always a way to communicate...let your competent agent do the work and enjoy the weekend !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 11 months ago

Good morning, William Feela good advice..... as long as there's communication, you should have full access of the home to get as many showings as possible...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 11 months ago

Good advice, William.  This is why we are here and this is what we do.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago

Good morning William Feela,

Great advice!! More showings, more changes to show off the listing equals better chance of an offer! Get out of Dodge sellers!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 11 months ago

Good morning William. I sold a couple of homes while on vacation! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 11 months ago

This is good advice to share with home sellers. 

Have a great day and an outstanding week.


Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

The beauty of the age we are dwelling in, rather than how it was 36 years ago when I got into business, is we have technology that allows us to stay in touch.  And, even signatures can be handled with technology.  When I was first licensed, we were only beginning to see fax machines.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

Hello William,

I agree get out of Dodge and enjoy the long weekend with the family & friends.

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) 11 months ago

I tell my sellers to go away for the first weekend, if not the week.  Let the house sell itself, we'll be in touch if needed.  

Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) 11 months ago

A home where the seller is not there is certainly easier to show, Bill. I hope you have lots of activity next weekend.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Very sound advice for most of your clients William Feela 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 11 months ago

This is the best advice any agent can give a seller!

Posted by Ricki Eichler McCallum, Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS (CastNet Realty) 11 months ago

I find that when Sellers are relaxed (on vacation) they attract the best buyers.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) 11 months ago

These days you can do everything online anyway. I have negotiated contracts before where almost all parties involved were out of town.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 11 months ago

I agree and it works both ways. Many times when we take time off for a much needed vacation, the offers start coming in. 

Posted by Janice Zaltman Realtor, LEED AP (United Realty Group) 11 months ago

I agree William Feela  get out of dodge and enjoy the weekend

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 months ago

Bill believe it or not I sell more homes while on the fishing boat out from destin florida.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) 11 months ago

These days with all the ways available for communication for sure a seller does not have to stay home.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) 11 months ago

Hi William- Yes, yes, yes...get out of dodge and let their agent do their job!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 months ago

William, these are all excellent points. I've noticed that holidays are a time when buyers may be looking to buy!

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) 11 months ago