Selling your home is not always convenient although every measure will be taken to ensure minimal disruption. There are several reasons why we recommend leaving during showings.
- It makes buyers uncomfortable – they do not feel like they can really look around.
- The buyer or their agent may attempt to negotiate on the spot with you – the potential of being taken advantage of is great in this scenario.
- You may inadvertently disclose something that could weaken your negotiating position – think that little chat about how you want to move elsewhere to be closer to your family/kids/grandkids is idle? Maybe not.
My experiences showing property have always resulted in the buyer speed-walking through the house, barely looking at anything because “the seller is watching” or “I feel like I’m intruding”. So take a walk, make plans to run an errand, visit friends…even stepping outside or hanging out in the garage make it easier for buyers to see the space and imagine living in it.
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