I spent a Saturday showing homes to a client. I spent a Monday explaining to my Broker why my clients had made a lot of negative comments about one particular (outdated....think brown paneling, avocado green carpet, etc.) home.
Why was I having to explain this? Because the seller had called my Broker to complain about the negative comments my buyers had made while touring the home!! This was a lesson well learned in this day of technology.
It turns out the Sellers were next door listening to our every word on their baby monitor and when they didn't like the negative comments they called to tell my Broker how "unprofessional" I am! I was appalled to say the least. They felt no shame in eavesdropping and felt quite justified in lodging their complaint. Needless to say my buyers did not buy that house, nor have I ever shown it again. The last time I noticed it is still for sale.
The moral of this story: I now enter ever house I show under the assumption that I am being watched and/or listened to through the large variety of "spying" devices now available to the general public. Not that I needed this experience to be professional and do my job in an above board manner however, I am super sensitive now and remind my buyers that the possibility exists. I still feel my original buyers were more than entitled to voice their opinions about the "product" they were viewing, however, why borrow trouble? We can talk outside when the showing is over.
Debby Singleton, 610-496-9094
RE/MAX Results Realty, 610-489-7355
Licensed in PA since 1993