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Top 5 Reasons Why A Seller Should NOT Show Their Own Property

LEAVE, Vamose, Skidaddle, EXIT when the Buyers come looking. Anything can and will be used against you that you inadvertently say. Allow the Agents to do their jobs. Think this..LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS. Go get ice cream. Go take the pooch for a stroll. But do not, do not stay Home, period. Enough said.


Top 5 Reasons Why A Seller Should NOT Show Their Own Property


Don't rain on your own parade. Let the agent show the property!



  1. The seller has no idea if the person they are showing is a thief, a tire kicker, or a buyer. For Safety reasons alone, a seller should not show their own property.
  2. Seller's freely hand out confidential information that often times makes them look desperate, or makes their home appear over priced. The seller, many times, actually causes a buyer to make a low offer.
  3. The seller has no idea the things that a buyer is looking for in a home, but their agent does. EXAMPLE: The buyer's agent KNOWS their client hates breakfast bars. So they illustrate how without bar stools, the bar can be used as a buffet since the dining area is so close to it. A seller would have pointed out how everyone sits at the breakfast bar talking while dinner is being prepared. Just exactly what the seller hates. YIKES!
  4. Buyers are not at ease in a home where the seller is present. They have a hard time falling in love with the seller watching. And they should! There is a reason each buyer and seller has their own agent. 
  5. Sellers often point out everything that they think might be an objection to their property, explaining why it is not an objection. Many of things would have never crossed the buyers mind, had they not brought it up. Let the buyer raise the objections -- and many will not do that with the seller. When the buyer WILL bring up their objections, they rarely trust what the seller has to say in return. 


The list could go on forever, but the point is.... A Seller Should NOT Show Their Own Property. Leave! Let go and Let the agent do what they do best! :) 


Don't rain on your own parade. Let the agent show the property!

Don't rain on your own parade. LEAVE and let an agent show your property!



Top 5 Reasons Why A Seller Should NOT Show Their Own Property



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Comment balloon 2 commentsCheryl Ritchie • August 17 2013 05:48PM


What a great, great list of reasons sellers should not show their own home Cheryl!  Sellers often don't realize it, but they can talk buyers out of their home when showing it. 

Posted by Patricia Beck, Colorado Springs Realty (RE/MAX Properties, Inc., GRI, CDPE) over 6 years ago

Thank you for the re-blog!! I appreciate it so very much! (((HUGS)))

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago