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SHOULD I LEAVE WHEN BUYERS COME TO LOOK AT MY HOUSE?
One thing that homeowners often wonder and ask is, "should I be home or is it better for me to leave when buyers come to look at my house?
When possible, I believe that it's best for you to leave when a buyer comes to look at your house. I also think that you should take your pets with you when you leave, and you may even consider finding a friend, neighbor or relative to care for your animals while your house is on the market. Here are my reasons for these beliefs:
Home buyers should be able to take their time and look through your house multiple times, if they'd like. This will give them the opportunity to consider the layout of each room and discuss furniture placement. If a homeowner is present when buyers come to view a property, the home buyers often feel that they are intruding, and that they need to rush through the house, to be polite.
It's difficult for home buyers to picture the house as their own, if you are there. They are automatically put on guard, psychologically speaking, when they enter a home that is currently occupied and the owners are present.
Many people have allergies, especially to cats. If potential home buyers leave your home feeling ill, this will give them a negative impression or subconscious, negative association with your property. That is, without even realizing it, a home buyer will rule out your home based on how they "felt" about it.
Very often, couples will discuss a home as they walk through it. This allows them to bounce ideas off of each other and share their thoughts about the positive and negative attributes of your home. It's important that home buyers feel free to do this while at the house, rather than trying to remember everything and discuss it at a later time. It helps them to cement your home in their memory and work through any misconceptions or concerns, and ultimately, to make a quick decision. Unfortunately, home buyers will not feel comfortable doing this if you are present.
While this is hard for me to understand, not everyone is an animal lover, and some people are terribly afraid of dogs. Again, this can cause a home buyer to leave with a negative feeling about your home, without even realizing it. I have even had buyers that wanted to leave without completing the tour of a home, because a gated, barking dog made them too nervous. Yes, this is funny, sad and very true, all at the same time!
We Specialize In Real Estate Sales In North Orange County And The Bordering Riverside County Areas, Including Anaheim Hills, Brea, Corona, Fullerton, Norco, North Tustin, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Tustin, Villa Park and Yorba Linda, California
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.