I have also seen owners try to micro-manage viewings and emphasize aspects of the property that were important to them but of little interest to the buyers.
Sellers can best serve their own interests by not being present at showings.
The home owner should not be present, but the listing agent might be helpful if they are present and could answer questions, turn lights on, present a brochure, etc.
The listing agent, nor the seller, should not follow the buyer around or even speak unless they are asked a question. The idea is to let the buyer see the home freely and and let them talk in private with their agent.
Buyers feel they are bothering the sellers and will not look at the home as closely if the seller or the listing agent are present. Sellers need to consider this when they insist on every showing to be accompanied by their listing agent.
Best of Luck;
CEO & SR Credit Repair Specialist at
Everlasting Credit Repair
So sellers can do themselves a big favor by not being anywhere near their home when it is shown.
When I work with my customers one of the things I work toward is getting the buyers to feel comfortable enough to sit down and have a casual conversation about the home and its offerings. I view this as a real indication of the buyers giving this home careful consideration. This never happens with the owners present for a showing.
I would say you are fine either way. One thing is for sure, they will remember your home regardless because 99% of the time, the homeowners or renters are not there. I would give them a brief summary when they walk through the door and that's it, let them know that if they have any questions, you will be more than happy to answer them, then go outside!
Alan Harper, REALTORÂ®
World Wide Realty
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If you can't leave, please do sit outside and please do not speak with the buyers about the home. You could cost yourself a sale without realizing what you might be saying about the house or even worse, get into a lawsuit for misrepresentation of possible issues which you might not even be aware of at the time of listing your home,Leave that up to your Listing agent. You are paying for that service and the experience of your agent in marketing homes for sale.