Whenever practical, it is advisable to make your home available, but make yourself scarce for Showings for showings and open houses. Buyers don’t feel comfortable to express themselves when they know an owner of a home is around. They may feel like they are intruding and not stay as long as they might otherwise.
It’s tempting when you get a call from a buyer who wants to come over in the next 30 minutes on a Friday evening to just say now is not a good time – and of course it’s not. But you want to get your home sold, right? Remember: more showings means more offers, and more offers means more money for your home. Be as accommodating to buyer’s requests to see your home as you possibly can be, and it will pay off in the end.
If you do happen to run into a buyer at your house, be pleasant, and answer any questions they may have about the property. But do not talk business with them – anything regarding price, terms, levels of activity on the house in terms of offers, showings, etc. It’s best to leave those discussions to your agent.