Seller FAQ: Can I Be Present During Showings?

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Seller FAQ: Can I Be Present During Showings?

A frequently asked question by many of my sellers is, "Can I Be Present During Showings?". Absolutely, it is your home and you can do whatever you wish. However, WHY would you want to be present when prospective buyers are getting up-close-and-personal with your property? Below are my top 3 reasons why sellers should NOT be present when their home is being shown.

  1. Seller FAQ: Can I Be Present During Showings?You will say too much. The buyers agent is savvy and will pickup on key things you mention which could cost you plenty of $$$ once negotiations start. Also, what may be an innocent statement might be taken in a completely different light by buyers.
  2. It is personal and your feelings may get hurt. What if the buyers dislike the mural you painstakenly painted in little Sally's room? Can you handle hearing your decor is not liked? What if you are told the home has a "funny" smell? If you get defensive the mood changes and buyers will be ready to leave.
  3. Simply put...It is awkward. Buyers need time to check out every nook-and-cranny, talk through what they are seeing, and imagine their family and possessions in the home. With the seller (YOU) tagging along, they may feel rushed or pressured, and will not take the time to see all the home has to offer.

No one knows your home as well as you do, so if you communicate to your Realtor everything you want buyers to know about your house, he/she can put together a packet of information that can be left for potential buyers. This is a good way to show off, point out, or bring tidbits to prospective buyers attention without running into any of the 3 pitfalls above.

Providing sellers with smart real estate advice is one of the many reasons to employ the services of a well qualified Warner Robins Real Estate Professional!

As always, Houston County GA real estate information is brought to you as a courtesy by Anita Clark, your Warner Robins Real Estate Consultant.

When you are ready to sell your Warner Robins home, call me at (478) 960-8055.

 

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Toni Weidman
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Excellent post, Anita, Congrats on the feature.

June 12, 2012 04:57 AM
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I remind sellers this is part of what they are paying me to do!

November 02, 2012 12:13 AM
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Anita Clark
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Thanks Toni...it still holds true, don't let your sellers be present for showings!

Hopefully they listen Michelle. ;-)

November 02, 2012 02:27 AM
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This is a smart list. Everyone is more at ease without the Seller there.

November 02, 2012 07:37 PM
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Tigard...The odds are stacked against the seller if they stay.  Always best to leave, even if it is just a stroll around the block.

November 02, 2012 07:45 PM
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