|Although it is best to make the showing of the home as easy as possible for agents and their clients, the seller does have the option of requiring appointments to be made. There may be special circumstances, which require the seller to have plenty of advance notice. For example, if there are children or a handicapped person in the home that require special attention, the agent can specify that fact in the MLS listing, indicating the home may be shown by appointment only. Most agents will abide by this rule and call the seller to make an appointment. Some home sellers even go as far as not allowing a yard sign or a lockbox, to avoid surprise visits. Again, the easier the home can be shown, the better the chances for it to sell quickly. Agents who are in the area will bypass a home, which is not readily available to show, thereby curtailing the chances of that home being sold to their client.