MAKE YOURSELF SCARCE
As a Seller you need to be flexible. This means being
flexible with your showing times.
The ability to disappear is part of that
flexibility when an agent brings potential buyers to look at your
home. it's just better if you can
leave the house while prospective buyers browse.
No matter how accommodating you are, most people will feel like they're intruding on your privacy if you are present when they are trying to
evaluate your home and compare it to the others they've seen. You want the buyers to feel comfortable in the house. Because of this,
they're less likely to linger, less likely to look around as thoroughly, and less receptive toward viewing your home overall.
After they're done, they may also tell you how much they
love the house, even if they can't stand it. They're not going to
openly discuss things they don't like as they would if it were just
them and their agent they don't want to offend you.
Have an escape plan, visit the
ice cream shop, take the kids to the local park, walk through the
neighborhood, visit a friend you get
There are times when it will not be possible to leave, so if you
absolutely must stay, do your best to be out of the way. Find one
area of the house do not move from room to room. You may also face
questions from the homebuyer if so, answer them, but it's
inadvisable to volunteer any information.
Don't think that you're doing yourself any favors by
sticking around -- you're not. For more advice on selling your home: