You do! Or a buyers agent if they are working with one.
Once your home is listed, you will be the primary point of contact that is responsible for the sale of your home. This includes, scheduling and showing your home to prospective buyers.
If the buyer is working with an agent, the agent will typically schedule a showing with you. If you want to allow them access to your home without your presence, we recommend doing some basic validation first.
For example, have the agent text you a picture of their business card for you to research them online before giving them access to your home.
We highly recommend you to NEVER give access to your home to a buyer without your presence and always practice whatever safety measures you are comfortable with, such as ensuring you are not home alone during a showing to an unknown buyer.
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