Now this is a true story, I was on my way to show a property this morning and as I pulled up to the house I hesitated for a moment because there was a moving truck and the listing agent did not tell me there were people moving out today. I parked and asked my clients to give me a moment as I checked to see what was going on....I knocked and a lady opened the door, I identified myself and told her I was coming to show the property and she said "oh yes come in no problem". So I got my clients and went into the house, it was apparent they were moving -the only problem is that they were taking EVERYTHING with them right down to the kitchen cabinets. It was just such a bad impression for my clients and I was shocked that they just kept doing their thing without a care in the world. I was unsure what to do as I believe these were the tenats not the owners- so I contacted the listing agent who could not believe what I was telling him and said he was going over to the house. Not really sure what happened at the end of the day.
Needless to say I left with my clients but it was the second house that I had showed that week that was completely gutted of appliances and everything else. It is truly sad to see these new homes in these conditions. In speaking with a couple of people regarding this issue I have gotten very mixed responses. There are those that say well the homeowner lost his/her home, it is just a way of getting something back and others believe these people are committing a crime and should be penalized for it. What's your take on it?