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Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
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I prefer not.

Sep 22, 2017 10:22 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Area Real Estate Agent Thanks for reading the blog about this same topic. This was very unusual to have this big a turnout. It was good the sellers stayed and that a lender stopped by. 

Gabe Sanders I agree and it depends on the situation.

Nov 24, 2014 05:51 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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Almost never.  Though there can be some exceptions when there's some extenuating circumstances.

Nov 24, 2014 01:39 AM
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Dave Hill PhD,ePro,SFR,CIAS,BPOR,CNE,CSC Chicago Area Real Estate Agent
Midwest Premier Realty, Gurnee IL 224-321-0699 - Gurnee, IL

Margaret - for typical showings, it is better that sellers are not present. Most buyers are generally less comfortable, spend less time in the property and don't fell like they can talk freely with sellers there. For open houses, however it could be helpful to have extra people available as you mention in your blog example.

Nov 23, 2014 11:17 PM
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Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
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No way.  So many buyers are uncomfortable when a seller stays at the house for a showing, it would be the same for open houses.

Nov 23, 2014 01:49 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
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That is a definite No from  me. Sellers will tend to sell their homes because of their personal attachment to the house, to the point that buyers feel uneasy.  Also, buyers tend to rush through the tour when sellers are home. 

Nov 23, 2014 11:35 AM
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Bob Crane
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Depends on whether they want to sell or not.

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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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With few exceptions - no

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Praful Thakkar
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I do not believe - with some exceptions for elderly and disabled.

Apr 30, 2017 11:44 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
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Catherine Ulrey  Take a look this exception that happened today.

Nov 23, 2014 01:56 PM
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Sarah & Les Oswald I agree but you might want to read the post I just wrote.

Nov 23, 2014 01:05 PM