You’ve witnessed the scene from hundreds of horror movies.
Someone is running through the house, scurrying around the corner. They turn back, glancing around the corner to see if they are being followed.
They turn back around, shrilling as they realize they are face to face with their nemesis.
For many buyers, this is the feeling they get when the homeowners are there when looking at homes.
Of course buyers want to know the best features of your home and get answers to their questions.
But, is it the best idea to be there when they are looking at the home?
Don’t be the one lurking around the corner when buyers are looking at your home.
Here are just a few reasons why it is best not to be there when buyers are viewing the home.
- Feeling uncomfortable – Buyers will actually rush to get out of the house much quicker and move on to the next.
- Saying too much – You can actually hurt your negotiations by saying something that lets the other agent and buyers know your motivations to move.
- Just don’t like each other – Sometimes it just happens that both parties may just not like each other and it has nothing to do with the home.
- Sensitive when mentioning flaws – You may think that every little thing is a complaint against how you may have maintained the house. The reality is that observations from buyers, though sometimes harsh, have nothing to do with you.