If you’re selling your Minneapolis duplex and a buyer’s agent wants to show it to a client, should you be there?
Buyers want the opportunity to objectively look at your duplex; to decide whether it fits their wants, goals and needs in a property, and if not, what they could do to make it so.
While it may seem important to share the property’s history, attributes and benefits with a prospective buyer, doing so when they are in the initial stages of considering your duplex may be perceived as you trying to “sell” them something they don’t want.
Nobody likes to be pressured to buy something, or to feel so smothered we can’t think for ourselves.
Buyers chose a property to buy based on its value compared to other duplexes for sale, and how well it suits their needs as a place to live and/or an investment.
Telling them the property’s’ history won’t change those facts, but may, in the end, leave the buyer feeling so smothered they chose to buy somewhere else.
And if you’re concerned about somebody stealing something, it is a good idea to remove all valuables from the property before it goes on the market. Most Realtors keep tabs on their buyers, but simple preventative measures can keep the worst from happening.