Time ago I read few posts and different opinions about showing a home with or without the owners present.
I don't know why, but my opinion was when showing homes without the owners or listing real estate agent present, it would be better. The clients would be more comfortable, and showing of the home would go smoother.
It appears that when we drive around to show homes to a client it's like a private open house. We open the home, but someone could be there to offer us a cookie, answer a question if we have, show us the way to the basement, tell us what are the latest updates and fixes, etc.
If the owner would not be there, would we ask all the questions that we could have at the time the house that was open by the listing agent, maybe owner. Or is it the best for the home to be undisturbed while walking with clients from room to room without being bothered?
Some of the sellers do like to be present. Some of us a have to be present by the owner's request.
Is this topic even important? As long as the listing agent answers the phone, the property is presentable, and the keys are in the lock box, we should be fine. Or not? :)
Anyway, when the clients are interested, we would show them the property at least one more time for more details.