You are not welcome to stay at your open house -- unless you don't have a real estate agent to be the host. But if you hired an agent, go for a walk. Sellers often want to be home during the open house thinking they may help answer questions and promote their wonderful property. But the owner's presence may disturb potential buyers, Saatchi says.
"Buyers won't say what they are thinking if the seller is there," Saatchi says. "They don't feel comfortable and normally, they just say nice things to the seller ... and that makes the seller want to raise the price."