Pending buyers of my occupied home are asking to to see house again (3rd time) causing me to clean, then vacate. Realtor says it's normal. Is it?

A local, very successful realtor gave an offer on my home the second day it was on the market (in her husband's name). I accepted the offer based on my realtor's advice, although it was $10,000 below the asking price. Everything is finalized w the exception of the appraisal which is in a few days and I know there won't be a problem w that. Our closing date is less than three weeks away. However, the buyer has asked to come Inside the house again on 2 different occasions. She gives a 24 hour notice, but I am required to make the home "show ready" and vacate, just as I did when it was being shown. The house is pretty clean, but not picture perfect, as I am preparing to move. A few days ago, she was in the house for an hour and a half. My realtor seems in awe of her for some reason, and says this is a normal procedure. She is coming again tomorrow for the third time in two weeks. I feel inconvenienced, not only because I am having to leave, but because it requires a lot of work and preparation and causes me to rearrange my entire day. I have questioned my realtor about this, but she implies I am not being reasonable, minimizes my complaints and assures me it is a common occurrence. I am not sure if she is being overly accommodating to the buyer (she can't say enough god things about her) or if this really is just normal procedure that I should continue to go along with. Opinions? Thank you
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Yes it is. They may be measuring for their furniture, getting ideas of what will go where, what they may need etc. No worries! Good luck on your closing. :)
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answer by Tom Allen    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
While this is unusual to say the least, I recommend you play along with it. It is annoying, and most buyers do not make such requests. You can always limit the visit to 10-15 minutes and schedule it at a time that's convenient for YOU. I'm concerned that your own Realtor is minimizing your feelings about this. Your Realtor should be in your corner on almost anything, including this. He/She should push back on the buyer if that is your wish.
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answer by Carol Anne Teague    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
If you were my Seller, I would counsel you to be patient and let them in as often as they need - they're "marrying" your house, and that's what we want. To refuse might cause them to feel that you're hostile, which is what we don't want. That said, the next time you get a request tell your Realtor® that they need to get all of their questions answered and pictures taken, because you need to be concentrating on moving. Since you're moving the house does not need to be immaculate, but please leave. Sellers sometimes unwittingly say things that turn buyers off and blow deals.
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answer by Teresa Bishop    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
I agree with Jeff & Ed, it's not common but it does happen from time to time that a buyer is so excited and makes requests to either show it to someone or take measurements of an area or even get a quote for flooring. I encourage my buyers to do all these things during the home inspection because the seller will be busy trying to find a place to move and with the moving process. If it's my listing, then of course I ask my client as requested but I don't feel that they need to have it 'show' ready because they are in the process of moving and the buyer should understand that. Either the listing agent or the buyer's agent should be present if you're not going to be home. I see no reason why you can't be home. I like it when buyers are emotionally attached, which this sounds like yours may be!
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answer by Ed McKeown    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
I agree with Jeff. There is no real reason for a third. If they came for inspections that is another you are counting. They may be just very excited young buyers and want to show a parent that has not seen it yet. Think about them and their excitement. Do not leave, stay and talk to them. They are probably as excited as you once were. Don't be afraid they may really want you there.
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answer by Jeff Bonte    |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Three times seems excessive to me. I would not say it was common for a 3rd visit, until the walk-through on the day before/day of closing.
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