The short answer is simple...
If at all possible leave during all showings. Sometimes there are small children , pets or disabilities that prevent leaving. In these cases it may be possible to limit your presence to the back porch or maybe a single room..
The long version.....
As a seller why would you want to stay during a showing? I can understand a seller being curious about what the buyers think. I can understand some sellers are concerned about people prying through their inner sanctum. I can even understand some sellers who are so proud of their home they have to make sure buyers do not overlook the qualities!
However, as a seller, consider these...
- You have hired a real estate agent to market your home which includes pointing out all those top qualities!
- Your real estate agent coordinates showing requests and scheduling so as to minimize interference with major scheduling issues (nap time, company, etc.).
- Your real estate agent will attempt to get feedback from showing Realtors. This is a real challenge because probably less than 25% of buyer agents will give feedback. And, if provided, many times it is absolutely useless. Of course the best feedback is an offer!
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