Now, ordinarily, you would not think that I would have to mention this, but buyer's agents, if they are to represent buyers, should show homes to their buyers. I bring this up because I've had a number of situations lately in which buyer's agents felt as though they could just send their buyer over to the house to see it without them.
I tell all of my sellers that they are not to let a stranger into their home. You would not think I should have to warn people but I do. Just because somebody knocks on the door because they spotted a for sale sign in the yard or they found the home on a website, is no reason to let them inside. Sellers can let a buyer's agent enter with a client, but they are not to let buyers wander about freely in their home as though it is always open, even if there is a specified time and day for showings. Because it's a private home. Just because it's for sale does not mean a seller loses privacy.
Read more on my personal blog today about A Private Group Showing is Not an Open House.