Can the seller be at the home inspection, appraisal or showing?

When your home is listed for sale, its best to not be present during a home inspection or when potential buyers, agents or appraisers come to see the home. There is nothing prohibiting you from being there whatsoever. But buyers, in particular, want to be able to roam freely and get comfortable touring your home. They may be uncomfortable in your presence if they want to look through closets, open cabinets or ask probing questions. Other agents or appraisers might feel rushed if you are present during a visit. Though you may think it is helpful, it’s best to let any questions be directed through your agent. Don’t forget, it’s a business transaction and your personal or emotional comments or reactions could stand in the way of your financial gain.