Let Your House Be Show Ready and Then Leave

Sheila Agranoff's picture
House showing for selling

My name is Sheila Agranoff, and my Husband Lawrence "Larry" and I are Long Island Realtors. We would like to share a useful tip when listing your home or condo for sale.

We know as Long Island Realtors how important it is to be Show Ready when viewing homes and condos. As Sellers you should have your house clutter free, clean, light and bright.

Then Leave...

First impressions are important and Buyers remember things about a house that you may not even realize. We recommend that a homeowner not to be home during your Long Island showings. When a Seller remains present and in sight, buyers may feel uncomfortable. It may be a hassle to your normal routine, but if possible, you shouldn't stay around. A motivated Seller should appreciate that flexibility is important when selling your Long Island property.

As Long Island Realtors we know it can be uncomfortable for the Buyers, the Showing Agent and the Sellers if they have to walk around the house whispering their comments. They may want to stay in a certain room longer and picture themselves living there, and don't want to feel rushed or pressured that the Seller is wondering what they are doing or what they are thinking. The Buyers may not feel free to ask questions and comment while taking the tour.

So Sellers, it's up to you to get your Long Island house in Show Ready condition and then be ready to leave...

If you have any questions related to Long Island Real Estate, please contact Lawrence "Larry" and Sheila Agranoff at our Cell: 631.805.4400 or email: Sheila@suffolkexperts.com


I make a mental note if I need to show that house again, to ask the agent to have the seller leave or at least go out in the yard and let me show the house.

Add new comment