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10 Things You Should Never Tell the Listing Agent

Don't Show My Home Unless I'm Available

The idea of strangers opening your underwear drawers or dragging their muddy feet across your white carpet might be too stressful to think about. The urge to be present at every open house and every showing is a natural one. But try to control it. Buyers can be uncomfortable with the seller standing next to them while they look at a home. They may be too shy to ask the questions they really have with you standing there. So, rather than forbidding your listing agent from showing the home without you, it's better to get lost whenever prospective buyers are interested in seeing it. This can prevent hurt feelings on your part and discomfort on the part of browsers. Be ready to run an errand or go out to eat at the drop of a hat if an agent calls with a perspective showing.