No one likes to be startled yet people always seem to think it's funny. I am married to someone who startles very easy and I've learned to be very gentle in approaching her when entering the same room.
Of course we need to be careful not to startle people in the Real Estate business or they may just flip over to another agent.
There are a lot of things that can startle a Real Estate Buyer and a few that can startle a Seller. A Buyer can be startled at any time and sometimes it can result in:
In doing my research for this post I came across a good article by AR contributor Michelle Gibson titled Why Do Homes Come "Back On Market" which I've linked here.
As far as Home Sellers getting "spooked" I found this article titled
Click on the title to read it.
I hope you find the links helpful. It was fun to find Michelle's article by chance doing my research, it is very well written.