This is a great point! Part of selling your home is just getting ready! I even like to get home inspections done in advance so there is a punch list of items that can be handed to a licensed contractor for completion. When the Seller is ready, the Buyer can be, too.
In addition to ACCESS to getting into a home for a showing a pet peeve I have with some listing agents is the proper PAPERWORK a buyer agent needs to make an offer. ACCESS to that paperwork.
Um, excuse me Mr. Seller but WHERE is your paperwork? Why are they hiding it, foot dragging finding documentation, or filling out forms? A thorough Listing Agent gets this from their seller.
Documents like the Survey, Seller Disclosure information, all the photos, detailed information about exclusions, and how about state mandated addendums on some exclusions that all parties need to be aware of like mineral rights or a lead based paint acknowledgement for older homes? Where are these documents? Do I have to look under the bed in the Master Bedroom. I get funny on this at times as my PAPERWORK EXAM with glasses on but THIS stuff or lack thereof slows everything down in making an offer. Bonus material would be a floor plan or maintenance records. Get me my stuff and we will get started on the offer. HELLO? That IS what you want, right Mr. Seller?