I just had an agent call me back four hours later (20 min before viewing appt request) to let me know that the seller is out of town and he doesn't like strangers in his home for sale here in Lodi, CA while not there. I asked the agent, "don't you have a key so you can let us in?" She said that the seller won't allow a lockbox on the property, nor allow her to have a key either. (I wonder if this is why they've had to recently lower their listing price considerably???)
To top it off, when potential buyers come through the home, the seller wants to be present and actually walk you through the home. Are you kidding me? Why even put the home on the market then? Why even use an agent? If ever there was a need to FSBO, I'm thinking this would be it.
I don't even want to take my client through the home now. And I really don't want to enter into a contract with a seller like this. In my opinion it's a nightmare waiting to happen.
Seller won't sign on time. Seller won't fix the leaking faucet. Seller won't... Sorry, but there are actually sellers out there that want and/or need to sell their home, and do their best to be accommodating.
Bottom line, If you want to sell your home, then make your home available and don't lead or follow potential buyers around when they're viewing your home. A buyer doesn't want to express their dislikes about the wall colors, the kitchen counters, the closet size, etc. right in front of the seller. Not to mention the awkward feeling of looking in cabinets and closets.