Bellingham WA - When your home is on the market you should try to make yourself scarce when your house is being shown to prospective buyers. Whether you step outside, go for a walk, or just leave, you will increase your chances of selling your Bellingham home if you leave for a little while. Home Buyers are more apt to feel at ease and will less likely feel like they are invading your space if your not there during the showing time.
If you have shopped in a store where the sales people work on commission and seem to lurk in the background, watching your every move, while you shop, thats the same way the buyer feels when the seller is around. That scenario doesn't really put one in the mood for buying and has a similar effect on a home buyer.
It can be uncomfortable exploring a home for sale when you also feel like you're being watched. Making buyers feel comfortable when looking for a home is absolutely essential. Buyers tend to have little interest in asking you questions about your property because the answers you provide will certainly be biased in some way. This is why you have hired a real estate agent to represent you and your home. Who better than a qualified professional to be the spokesperson for your home.
Over the years when I've shown homes in the Bellingham area, buyers are less likely to open closets, cabinets and home showings are much shorter when the seller insists on being there. The idea is to make the home buyer comfortable so they don't feel rushed, instead of thinking they are invading your space and the need to leave.