Yes, I’m still here

Sometimes even though the listing agent advises sellers and their families to leave the home during showings, the advice is not always followed. And this can create problems during showings. Especially when the buyers aren’t expecting anyone else to be in the house when they view it with their agent.

If the buyer agent is lucky the listing agent might tell them someone will remain in the home during the showing. This is preferable to the alternative of not being told at all.


The presence of others in the house can be distracting to the buyer.


Or to the agent showing the house.


There are times when even the listing agent may not know about the seller’s plans to stay, and it gets downright unsettling when the seller chooses not to make their presence known in an obvious and non-threatening way.


Having to interact directly with the seller, or family members of the seller, can put some buyers (or their family members) on edge. It is important for sellers and their agents to consider these realities when deciding whether or not the seller should stay during showings. And ultimately, if they do decide to stay it is best to alert all parties ahead of time.


About Melissa Higgins
Client-centered realtor to assist with renting, buying, and selling needs. I work for BHG / The Masiello Group which has a wide range of services to assist in allowing me to help you realize your real estate goals. I serve all of Southern New Hampshire, including Nashua, Merrimack, Bedford, Manchester, Hooksett, Milford, Hollis, Pelham, Brookline, and many others. Contact me to talk about how I may help you.

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