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Old 08-12-2013, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You stated it perfectly. Those are the exact reasons I would rather be with the owner anytime, instead of the realtor.
"Perfectly?"

The buyer points out features to the seller and provides history that the seller would otherwise not know?
I would shur doubt the seller's disclosures.


I think this is fertile ground for a service-oriented professional.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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There's the key right there for me. IF for some reason the seller MUST be there, I really want them completely out of the picture - like out in the yard, out of earshot - during at least the first showing.
Well, won't that look odd ?
Coz some buyers find this odd or insulting when some seller just leaves them alone in a house.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:03 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Well, won't that look odd ?
Coz some buyers find this odd or insulting when some seller just leaves them alone in a house.
I think that would be the extreme minority.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Do you think a FSBO would let you walk through their house unaccompanied ? Would you let a buyer do that for your house ?
Probably not. One MORE good reason for hiring an agent.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Well, won't that look odd ?
Coz some buyers find this odd or insulting when some seller just leaves them alone in a house.
I have only looked at a few homes in which the seller was PRESENT. I find it much more odd to have them hovering around. I'm not there to visit the owner.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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I showed my house (owner/agent) to a person who had an agent but his agent was out of town. He really wanted to see the house, and I happened to be home with a sick child.

It was awkward as the seller and the listing agent to be there. I would have preferred to just let him wander the house, but (and I told him when he called) my youngest child had ear surgery that morning and was sleeping off the anesthesia....I allowed him to view the house, but I would not wake up the baby...I left him unattended and He just quietly went through the house, and then I stood outside the door when he peeked in on my son's room...

I trusted the guy not to steal anything, but I dont trust anyone I don't know around my kids. The whole thing was weird, and despite claiming that he liked the house there was no second showing or offer...which was fine b/c we already had multiple offers in hand to discuss that night. Either way though, it was awkward and I don't recommend it.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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as a buyer i think its great to see home with the one who knows the better and every thing about the home.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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as a buyer i think its great to see home with the one who knows the better and every thing about the home.
You're going to get much better info and actual facts by letting a good inspector tell you "everything about the home", not the home owner.
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Old 08-13-2013, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You're going to get much better info and actual facts by letting a good inspector tell you "everything about the home", not the home owner.
True dat. You've heard the phrase "Buyers are liars?" Well, sellers are often liars as well. Best to invest wisely in a good home inspector. At least they're accountable to the state board and their job is on the line if they don't do their job well!
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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and it's not just a matter of lying. Sometimes a homeowner just doesn't remember things. If an outlet doesn't work they've just adapted to not using it and might forget it.

Especially when they'ed lived in the house a long time.
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