A person or family entering a home for sale is trying to imagine their lives inside the home. This can be incredibly difficult when the current occupants are inside. The potential buyer will want to ask about perceived issues in the home and freely discuss their likes and dislikes without fear of offending the home's current owner.
Another issue arises with an overzealous seller who tags along on the tour pointing out every last detail. Potential buyers can quickly feel bothered by this and not purchase a home they may have otherwise quickly snatched up. In fact, most realtors report that they have sold homes faster when owners have disappeared for a couple of hours during the showing compared to homes shown with owners present.
While there is certainly no hard and fast rule on leaving your home or staying during an open house, it may be in your best interest to leave. A potential buyer should be able to walk through your home freely stating their opinions and asking questions. Your realtor can schedule a second showing with interested buyers if they have questions only you can answer.
For more tips about selling your home in Hampton, reach out to our team. We know how to sell your home, and we know how to do it quickly. Call today to schedule an appointment where we can tell you more about our agency and how we can assist you in selling your property.