When you’re trying to sell your home, trying to work in open houses around your schedule can be frustrating. That’s true regardless of whether you want to be there or not. But is one better than the other? Should you schedule them for times when you will be there, or when you won’t be there?
Ultimately, it’s up to you. In general, though, if you choose to be there, it should be because you want to be there. Buyers actually don’t tend to want to talk to the seller so much as the agent, since the agent is usually the one who can answer any questions they might have. Of course, if you’re an outgoing sort of person, you may feel excited to welcome them. If not, though, it’s best to leave, otherwise things can get awkward for everyone involved. Buyers want to be able to imagine themselves living there, and that gets more difficult when it’s obvious that you live there. There is one practical benefit to staying, though — if any problems arise, you will already be there to sort them out.