No absolutely not, most sellers are not aware that the main reason you hire an experienced Realtor to sell your home is TO PROTECT YOU. Sellers may say things with good intentions, but that can ultimately end up being a liability to them. Buyers are famous for saying - but you said and hold you to it through the courts. Let your agent do the showing for all the reasons others have answered. Listen to your agent and do everything possible that they ask you to do - remove personal photos for example. The buyers need to see themselves in your home, with you there it is your home and hard for them to envision themselves there. Remember, State licensing of Realtors came into play, not to sell real estate but to protect the public. Hence the many disclosures and many legal update education requirements that we have to adhere to. Let the professionals handle it.