Your House is for sale, and you have a showing coming. You ask your agent if you could stay? You are curious to see what they say; who is looking at your place; Do they like it? The agent says nervously, sure you could be home. WRONG. The agent is just saying this not to upset you because it is your house and it is hard to tell you to get the hell out! during a critical showing.
First off, if you have a good agent and you listened to him, you would’ve mad sure that all of your valuables are gone, so that excuse for being home during a showing goes out the window.
2nd, you think you can show and sell the place better than your agent, ugh, why did you hire an agent and in particular that one, just sell it yourself, get out of there!
3rdly, The last agent left your window or lights on and you want to make sure they are closed because you have hefty hydro bills…The hydro bills are nothing compared to the waste of time of showing the house with you in it. Stop Being CHEAP!
THERE ARE many more dumb excuses for being home during a showing. The only one is if you are on your death bed. Then who cares about selling the house. You might as well not show it.
Think about it, when you go see a house and the owners are home, how do you feel, restricted, intruding, you just want to get out of there, you can’t speak freely while looking at the home. RIGHT, that’s what they feel. YOU might as well not show the house and wait for a time when you can get out of the house.
Other issues arise, if your agent is not there and you are, you say something incriminating about the property “Sure you can build that addition”. Are you flexible on the price? Why are you moving? So many more things you can do and say, and what about the body language you present, you are not a trained sales person.
Just get out of the house and let your agent do the work. More importantly, let the agent coming in do their job, your paying them right? Oh you forgot you pay their commission! They want the house sold more than you do, TRUST ME! GET OUT!