As your Real Estate sales representative, we would strongly recommend that you and your family be away from your home during showings and any open houses that are scheduled.
If you are home, prospective Buyers may feel compelled to rush their showings to avoid disturbing you. We're sure that you would like them to take their time to notice all of the many selling features of your home. It is often said that the longer they stay, the more they are envisioning themselves and their furniture in your house! This is a great sign!
With regards to open houses, we strongly recommend an agent open house. This is a vehicle for agents to screen newly listed properties for their clients. Open houses to the public are a service to clients and work for some Sellers depending on their comfort level. We can discuss this when we meet as part of our marketing plan, and if you feel comfortable, open houses to the public will be provided.
Here are some tips that you may want to consider while your home is on the market: