Seller FAQ: Can I Be Present During Showings?

Reblogger Cari Dandy
Real Estate Agent with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty AZDRE#SA550358000

Sometimes the sellers may really want to be at a showing, but here are three good reasons why it's a good idea to leave the home during showings.

Original content by Anita Clark anita@cbssk.com

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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Charlie Ragonesi
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I can see in some circumstances that the sellers agent could be present to explain things about a unique home. I had a showing in a big dollar home that the seller insisted he be there for. Only for 15 minutes to explain certain things.  Well 45 minutes later the seller said I guess we should leave now. It was too late we used up all the time we had allocated for the house

May 29, 2012 11:22 PM #1
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Robert Rauf
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Awkward certainly sums it all up doesnt it?

Sellers, step out and run an errand. your agent will follow up and let you know how things went!

May 29, 2012 11:22 PM #2
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Mark Loewenberg
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haha, well the first one is too funny, but could also be rephrased to "you will talk" (yourself out of the deal!)

May 29, 2012 11:28 PM #3
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Cari Dandy
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Homes for Sale - Scottsdale AZ

Charlie, if it's a big home and there are a lot of features someone wouldn't normally see I have definintely found it helpful to have listing agent on site. I find that most of the time my buyers don't care as long as the agent is respectful and stays out of the way. But sellers can definitely be a time drag! I've sure seen that happen!

May 30, 2012 01:54 AM #4
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Cari Dandy
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Homes for Sale - Scottsdale AZ

Robert and Mark - I have seen the sellers definitely bring up red flags to buyers! You just never know what they are going to say!

May 30, 2012 01:56 AM #5
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Anita Clark
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Thanks for the re-blog Cari...much appreciated. ;-)

May 30, 2012 06:08 AM #6
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Cari Dandy
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Homes for Sale - Scottsdale AZ

You are so welcome, Anita!  I should have mentioned in my little comment at the top that it was a re-blog - it's amazing how many people don't see that it is! 

 

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