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Why would a seller show their home, especially if they are represented by a real estate agent? This can happen for a variety of common reasons. Agents routinely call sellers in various parts of the nation to set up a showing appointment.
For example, the seller may be living in the house and maybe there when the buyer and the buyer's agent come to see the property. Of course, everyone understands that when a buyer appears at the door with an agent, the seller should leave immediately, but even remarks from the seller on the way out might cause problems. A seller does not need to be present for the whole house tour in order to say something improper.
There may also be times when a tenant is recalcitrant, necessitating the seller's attendance during showings. Tenants may deny viewing requests from a selling agency or a buyer's representative, preferring to open the door only for the owner. A seller may refuse to allow an agent to secure a lockbox to the property and instead insist on inspecting the property personally.
A buyer's agent is not permitted to tamper with an agent's listing, according to the National Association of Realtors' Code of Ethics, to which all REALTORS® must adhere. The Code also stipulates that an agent must treat all parties fairly; nevertheless, the Code of Ethics does not preclude a buyer's agent from obtaining personal information from a seller who is willing to provide it.
Sellers typically reply to questions made by other agents because they think they are not doing anything improper. They do not believe that sharing information is a mistake. What they say to an agent or a possible buyer, on the other hand, might have significant implications.
When the buyer goes into talks to purchase the house, everything the seller says may and will be used against them. For example, if a seller states that they hope the property sells quickly because they are under contract to buy another home, the buyer may not offer as much as the buyer could give if this information was not provided.
Buyer’s agents may use pressure to get information. Don’t feel compelled to respond. The greatest response a seller can have to these inquiries is to either not answer them at all or simply respond, “You’ll have to ask my agent that.”
One of the reasons a seller hires a real estate agent to sell a home is so the agent can deal with buyers. As a seller, your role is to get the home ready to show and let your agent handle the rest. Give your agent any feedback you have, of course, and don't hesitate to ask questions.
Remember, a listing agent is a buffer between the seller and the buyer, including the buyer's agent. Let your agent earn their commission and protect your investment.
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