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I am always amazed at the variety of homes, furnishings, layouts, color schemes and cleanliness of homes I list and show.
Ijust had a conversation with a Realtor that showed up for his schedule open house only the find the sellers daughter in bed at 1:45 pm, 15 minutes before the advertised open house! The seller had told the agent he would be gone for a week and it was fine to hold an open house. Can you imagine his fright when he walked into the supposedly unoccupied home, signs in the yard, advertising in the newspaper and a female sleeping bed!
He was there and the house was a mess. Clothes on the floor dirty dishes in the sink, food on the counter and clutter on the kitchen table. He said he took off his jacket and began to work cleaning the mess before anyone showed up at the door. In the middle of his work he was distracted by a figure off to his side. She said, who are you? He about jumped out of his skin and asked her the same thing. Once they got over the shock and introductions he found out it was the sellers daughter. She is a waitress working nights and mom and dad's home is closer than her apartment....so she stopped here and stayed the last few days. She knew they were out of town.
The open house was a bust.....the agent left. He called the seller and asked, "what do you want me to do"? The seller said, "well another time I guess". I would not have even called the seller, I already had permission. I would have had "Sleeping Beauty" help me get ready for the open house, nicely of course. My job is to sell the parents home, I already spent the time and money on advertising, flyers, directional signage why not make the best of it?
What would you do?
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Gary L. White, Associate Broker CRS, GRI, ABR, ePRO, AHS, SFR
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