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Selling your home can be an emotional and stressful process. As estate agents, we understand that your property is more than just a house—it’s a place filled with memories and personal significance. However, when it comes to showing your home to potential buyers, stepping aside can make a significant difference. Here’s why leaving your property during viewings is a wise move:

1. Creating a Comfortable Atmosphere for Buyers

When potential buyers walk into a home, they need to feel at ease. Your presence, no matter how welcoming, can make them feel like they are intruding. Buyers are more likely to explore the property freely and envision themselves living there when they aren’t worried about offending the current owner or feeling rushed.

2. Encouraging Honest Feedback

Honest feedback is crucial for understanding how buyers perceive your property and for making necessary adjustments. Buyers might hesitate to voice their true opinions if you are present, fearing they might offend you. As estate agents, we can gather this feedback more effectively and relay it to you constructively.

3. Allowing Agents to Highlight Features

As professionals, we are trained to showcase your home’s best features and answer any questions buyers might have. We can provide unbiased, informative, and enthusiastic tours of your property. Your absence allows us to conduct viewings more fluidly and handle any objections or queries professionally.

4. Minimising Stress and Emotional Reactions

Selling a home can be an emotional experience. Hearing buyers’ critiques or concerns directly can be stressful and upsetting. By leaving the property, you avoid the emotional strain and allow us to handle any negative feedback calmly and constructively, ensuring the process remains smooth and stress-free for you.

5. Enhancing Privacy and Security

While we strive to show your property to serious buyers, having strangers in your home can sometimes feel invasive. By vacating the property, you can rest assured that we will manage the security and privacy of your home, allowing you to focus on the next steps in your selling journey.

6. Facilitating Better Communication

When you are not present, potential buyers feel more comfortable discussing their needs and concerns openly with the agent. This open line of communication allows us to understand their requirements better and potentially make a quicker sale. We can also provide immediate feedback and negotiate on your behalf without the need for back-and-forth delays.

7. Maintaining a Professional Environment

A professional environment fosters confidence and trust. When buyers view your home with just the agent, they perceive the process as more business-like and efficient. This professional distance can enhance their impression of the property and the seriousness of the sale.


Leaving your property during viewings is a strategic move that benefits both you and potential buyers. It allows for a more comfortable, honest, and professional viewing experience, ultimately increasing the likelihood of a successful sale. Trust in your estate agent’s expertise and take this opportunity to step back, knowing that your home is in capable hands.

For any questions or to discuss the viewing process further, feel free to contact us. We are here to ensure that selling your home is as smooth and successful as possible.