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  1. David Van Barneveld
    September 13, 2023 @ 4:03 pm

    A great, well written article.

    Thank you.


  2. Margot
    September 13, 2023 @ 4:49 pm

    Neil, you’ve done it again. I thought I knew all of the points in this article, but No 10 had never occurred to me. When I reflected on it, I realised that I would be that buyer – the person who is put off buying a place because it’s had hordes of strangers through it, most of whom had no intention of buying it, but who now know way more about my potential home that I would like them to know if it were to become my home.


  3. Lesley Ellis
    September 15, 2023 @ 5:56 pm

    Thanks Neil,
    I totally agree…. have bought and sold 6 houses over the years and never had an open house and always inspection by appointment.. amazing how few sticky beaks make appointments!!!

    Thanks for all the great advice…

    Lesley Ellis


  4. Wendy F
    September 18, 2023 @ 8:21 am

    So many vendors just choose an agent because they are from a well known company. Please vendors, do your research. Interview the agents to find out what their sales ability is. Ask them how they qualify prospective viewers. If they fall back on the old open-house method of attracting all and sundry (including nosey neighbours who wonder what your house looks like inside) they usually lack skill to sell. The agents you choose to sell your biggest asset and precious possession should earn their commission. Nowadays it’s a very big amount. You should set the boundaries and rules about who comes into your home. Not lazy, greedy agents. Thanks Neil for an enlightening article.


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