Showing Do's and Don'ts


  • DO return appointment calls promptly.

  • Do follow instructions when showing listings/making appointments.

  • DO arrive on time.

  • DO leave your business card, unless instructed not to.

  • DO turn off all lights that were not on upon arrival.

  • DO call sellers or seller’s agent to inform if you are delayed or appointment cancelled.

  • DO close drapes/blinds, which are closed upon arrival.

  • DO lock all doors before leaving.

  • DO check all doors, even if you didn’t open them.

  • DO refrain from smoking in the property.

  • DO use sidewalks.

  • DO notify the listing broker if there appears to be inaccurate information on the listing.

  • DO report suspicious odors, broken locks, windows, etc. to listing office.

  • DO leave thermostat at setting upon arrival.


  • DO NOT show without an appointment.

  • DO NOT contact seller directly unless authorized.

  • DO NOT leave trash on property.

  • DO NOT smoke or allow smoking on property.

  • DO NOT allow children to wander.

  • DO NOT fail to cancel, or call, if late or unable to show.

  • DO NOT discuss price, etc., in front of seller.

  • DO NOT criticize property in the presence of the occupant.

  • DO NOT talk to seller about potential contract terms while showing.

  • DO NOT rearrange furniture and leave it that way.

  • DO NOT leave doors unlocked, windows open, etc

  • DO NOT forget to leave business card.

  • DO NOT forget to set thermostat at arrival setting.

Courtesy of the Miami Association of REALTORS®

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