Do I Need To Leave When You Show My House?

Yes, if at all possible.

It’s uncomfortable for buyers to inspect your house with you present. Even if you aren’t looking over their shoulder, most buyers won’t feel comfortable to speak their minds, ask questions of their agent, and look at the size of the pantry or closets if you are there.

Buyers have a really hard time picturing themselves living in your house if you are there. They’ll stay longer if you aren’t present. Of course, there are some buyers who won’t care if you’re there and will candidly tell everyone exactly what they think of everything they see.

You don’t really want to hear what they think of that wallpaper you so loving spent hours hanging in the bedroom, do you? It’s really best for both buyer and seller if you leave the house while it is being shown.


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