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  • If I sell my house, will my agent be at my house for every showing?

    I either want to be at my house, or have my agent there, i think. Would this be unusual?

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    Karen, this is not unusual at all. It is actually quite common. Talk to your agent about the most convenient times to show so he/she can advise prospective buyers and buyers' agents accordingly. If you choose to be at the home, than be prepared to "detach" from the home for a minute. (the prospective buyers may hate the furniture you love and balk at the walls that you think are the best feature of the house. :-) )Don't take it personally. Also, resist the urge to do any type of negotiation or enter into any discussions about price.

    Good Luck.

    Carrie Coleman, Broker
    Delta Bay Realty
    www.deltabayrealty.com
    Carrie Coleman, Broker
    Delta Bay Realty
    www.deltabayrealty.com

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    • #3
      Karen, how your home will be shown is a personal matter that you should discuss with your agent at the time you list your home for sale. I am a buyer's agent so I can speak from the buyer's perspective. The first question I get from all of my buyers when viewing a home is whether the homeowner will be there during the showing. If you think about it from the buyer's perspective, they want to be able to open the cupboards and closets without feeling that the seller is standing over them. Buyers want to be able to discuss freely the all the aspects of the home, both good and bad, without fear of offending the homeowner. This last Saturday I viewed a home with some buyers. The homeowner was there, in fact we interupted lunch even though we had a confirmed appointment and arrived at the appointed time. Then the home owner yelled at my clients about walking on a portion of the floor that was under repair. My buyers couldn't get out of the home fast enough and that home went to the no-buy list immediately. If you feel you need to have someone at the home for viewings I would suggest you discuss this with your agent. A third party is a less threatening presence and having another professional on site might allow the buyers to ask questions that they wouldn't ask of the homeowner. One other thing to remember, if you use a lockbox on your home, only licensed, professional real estate agents will be able to access the home with their clients which gives you the added protection of someone looking out for your home.

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      • #4
        yes, it would be unusual

        Originally posted by KarenD View Post
        I either want to be at my house, or have my agent there, i think. Would this be unusual?
        It would be very unusual to request that your agent be present at every showing unless you have an Estate sized home that needs guided tours. Buyer's agents are perfectly capable of showing your home. Seller's agents are in the business of Marketing homes and homes unlike cars really have to sell themselves and shouldn't need a sales pitch which is usually a red flag to buyers and a huge turn off. You need to make sure that your home is always in show quality condition - smelling and looking clean and well maintained. Your agent will help you to derive a fair price, motivate showings through effective marketing, and help you negotiate the best deal. Your presence during a showing is often a huge turn off to buyers who want to be able to discuss their impressions aloud and may feel rushed and intimidated by your presence...during showings it's a good time for you to say hello, answer any quick questions and then go walk the dog for 15 minutes. You have to allow the buyer some space and time to imagine themselves living in the home. I find that it is very effective to post labels and signs around the home to answer questions and provide selling points and details. This is a much friendlier marketing device than following a buyer around the house and providing an endless sales pitch.

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        • #5
          I am with EAshurt, I would find it unusual to require you or your agent be present for every professional showing. Buyer's Agents are licensed professionals and their livelihood is dependent on their being able to show and sell homes effectively.

          Cathrine is right, having a Seller present is a definite no-no if you want to get your house sold. Buyers will zip in and zip out, and that is NOT what you want.
          Kim Knox
          Principal Broker, Owner, ABR, GRI, PME, A-REO, REDCpro,
          541-899-7222
          Licensed to conduct Real Estate in the State of Oregon

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          • #6
            Re: yes, it would be unusual

            Originally posted by EAshurst View Post
            It would be very unusual to request that your agent be present at every showing unless you have an Estate sized home that needs guided tours...Your presence during a showing is often a huge turn off to buyers who want to be able to discuss their impressions aloud and may feel rushed and intimidated by your presence...You have to allow the buyer some space and time to imagine themselves living in the home...
            I agree and would add that your agent's presence is also a turn-off to potential buyers. They trust THEIR agent, not yours. If your home is the only one (or one of a few) where another agent is present for the showing, the buyers may actually be offended on behalf of their trusted agent. Why risk that?

            Discuss your fears with your listing agent. S/he may be able to address specific concerns you have.

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            • #7
              Re: If I sell my house, will my agent be at my house for every showing?

              Yes, this is not unusual at all. Because the agent was hired to represent you and market your home.
              Last edited by Johnathan01; 09-13-2013, 03:52 AM.

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