It is often the case in New Orleans that the first viewing of a home is at the Broker’s Inspection (the time scheduled for the agents in the community to come preview your home). This means that a buyer will walk through a property while all of the brokers and agents are also previewing the house. I am not sure this is in the best interest’s of a seller. A buyer can hear all of the comments being made by agents as they preview a house. An agent might not like a house and make a negative comment which a buyer may hear.
Last week I attended a Broker Open House and a buyer and his wife were there standing in the back yard with their agent. Everyone could hear the conversation, their questions could be clearly heard by all. The agent introduced this buyer and his wife to all of the other agents from their office as they walked through distracting the buyer from the house. It seemed to me or seems to me that a buyer should be able to concentrate as they preview a home, ask questions privately and comfortably, open closets and not bump into a lot of other people in the house. A buyer should not have to watch agents having lunch in a kitchen that they may be considering buying…a buyer should not have to ask people to move just to see a cabinet interior.
As a seller do you want your buyer listening to agents chit chat as they go through your house? As a buyer’s agent I think this is a good thing as it an opportunity for a buyer to have negatives and positives pointed out to them even things that they might not have thought of.
For a seller all is okay with disclosure and an understanding what this could mean. If a seller has no problem with this then by all means, my buyer’s thank you.