Most home sellers understand that they should leave when buyers arrive for viewings. Should home sellers leave for showings? Buyers are often uncomfortable while visiting when the owner is there. They find opening closets awkward, voicing objections, or asking questions. Of course, in the case of disabled owners, it can be difficult for them to vacate each time buyers visit. In this instance, sometimes limiting showings to specific blocks of time helps. If the owner can leave…… go to a movie…. out to lunch, etc. it’s best.
Should home sellers leave for showings? Real estate agents are a buffer; we wear numerous hats, and a primary one is a negotiating hat. The buyer and their real estate agent should never be allowed to negotiate with the seller directly. The law requires numerous real estate disclosures. In writing, home sellers answer detailed and pointed questions. There is no need for the homeowner to provide the buyer with verbal assurances of their home’s condition or the neighborhood’s safety. The less contact the buyer and seller have, the less likelihood for a “he said”-“she said” dispute.
Many real estate showings in the Foothill communities of La Canada, La Crescenta, Pasadena, and Glendale are by “appointment only” (no lockbox). In this instance, it is the Realtor meeting the buyers, not the homeowner. This is the Realtor’s job and how we earn our compensation.
Call Phyllis at 818 790-7325 to learn more about the various aspects of showing and selling your home.
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