Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've had this before, I put the agreed upon showing hours for each day in the MLS showing instructions and I let my seller know I needed at least one weekend day where I can offer "normal showing hours". I had that client crash at his parents house once per week to accommodate this. I just explained "the house needs to have visibility & accessibility to sell with maximum exposure, so it's going to be disruptive to the "normal life" for a few weeks. Let's get it sold in the first 2 weeks and get you back to "normal" life." I expressed. It worked! Sellers need to know the "normal routine" gets disrupted when selling their homes. Proper expectations.

Oct 08, 2015 12:31 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Luckily, I live in an area where we have many shift workers: drs, nurses, police, prison guards, etc and we simply state Seller is a Shift Worker and these are the hours for showings.  It is understood by the majority.  We don't have too many prima dona purchasers with no understanding of life's situations.

Oct 08, 2015 01:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You have to state the facts and limit the times for showings.

Oct 08, 2015 12:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Define the times and the expectations of the seller's home availability.  A

Oct 08, 2015 08:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I note available showing times --- it's easier when you know in advance and showing agents can plan accordingly.

Oct 08, 2015 02:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I put in showing time the times when he is sleeping.

Oct 18, 2018 10:06 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I ask them to call me so I can work out a time that will fit with my seller and the buyer.

Aug 26, 2016 07:12 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

It is essential to get buyers into the home on their schedule.  I'd let my seller know this and try to make arrangements to get clients into home at all times.  If not possible, I'd put in the MLS "no showing until ?PM.  The lock box would be timed to match and I'd tell the seller to disconnect their phone until the start time.

Oct 09, 2015 06:13 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would explain the situation and which days and times work the best.

Oct 08, 2015 09:55 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd say: call listing agents for showing instruction, add ''Showing to be daily from x to xx only'' for agents in private remarks and program a supra same way.

Oct 08, 2015 05:42 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I put in hours that the home will be available for showings...not unusual in my area.

Oct 08, 2015 07:29 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My first listing was like this.  The client was a nurse who worked mid shift.  I simply put that an appointment with seller was required due to work schedule.  There was a keysafe put out when the seller was out.

Oct 08, 2015 05:26 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I have THAT listing right now.

Not showing till after 1 PM.

Listing agent must be present to remove the german shepard and the labador.

And to protect the seller from agents who REFUSE to read, I will not install a lockbox. 

Some buyers don't see the house. That is ok with me. If they were REAL buyers they would find a way to do the PM or weekend all day.

I don't and the seller does not lose any sleep over it.

Oct 08, 2015 04:58 AM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Note that only evening showings are available during week and "x" on weekends.  Happens quite often in medical districts, where docs are on call or odd hours.

Oct 08, 2015 03:48 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington Our MLS has showing days and hours. In addition I would add a comment, "Please be considerate of day sleeper and check hours available for showing".

Oct 08, 2015 03:41 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

List the hours that it can be shown, thats about the only thing you can do.

Oct 08, 2015 03:29 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Lots of pictures with information, data etc. Then, the last thing is to see it all

Oct 08, 2015 02:59 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor has an excellent answer which is what I was going to suggest.

You may arrange for group showings and let other agents know the limitation due to work constraints for the seller.

Oct 08, 2015 01:22 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

The seller works from a to b and all showings must be XXX!

Oct 08, 2015 01:16 AM