Once you’ve found properties on the Alaska Multiple Listing Service you’re interested in seeing, we’ll set up showings for you. Before we head out, here are a few important things for you to know:
Most sellers require that you are prequalification before being able to see their home.
We will bring information for each listing for you to take home and review.
Sellers usually require 24-48 hours notice prior to showings. They may also put other limitations on showings such as no showings after 6 pm or on Sundays, etc. We will do our best to get you in as soon as we can.
Some sellers will have Nanny Cams, Alexa, or other similar devices in their homes, so be aware of what you say and do. Don’t talk about how much you can afford, what kind of offer you want to make on the home, etc. while in the house in case someone is listening.
If sellers are home, be careful not to give too much away about yourself and why you’re buying as that information could hurt us later during the negotiation process.
Focus on the property, not their furnishings, artwork, etc. as you’re buying the property, not their stuff.
Avoid touching furniture or personal items as we don’t want to be responsible should something break.
Remind children not to play with the toys and things they see in the house.
The home inspection comes after a contract is agreed upon and signed by both the buyer and seller. During a typical showing, we should not be in the crawl spaces, attic, etc.
Wear comfortable slip on shoes as we are typically asked in Alaskan homes to remove our shoes once inside.
If a lot of sunlight is important to you in a home, then try to do showings during daylight hours.
Dress for the weather. The walkway or driveway may be snowy, icy, muddy, etc.
Vacant houses may not have any utilities turned on.
Don’t assume we’ll be able to use the restroom so plan accordingly.
Bring drinks and snacks as looking at lots of homes can be tiring.
Please let us know at any time, if you or your family needs a snack, drink, or bathroom break and we’ll find a coffee shop nearby.
Generally, before we are scheduled to look at homes we will text you an address of where we will first and when along with the other properties in the order that we scheduled with the sellers. Expect to spend 15-30 minutes inside each home with 15 minutes travel time in between. We recommend inputting each property address in Google Maps on your phone ahead of time for driving directions and make sure you have plenty of gas.