Here is a question for everyone. I saw a listed property with the door open and even though it was not my listing I stopped to lock it up. There were no cars in the driveway. When I got out, a person was there and said that they were buying the home and their real estate agent had let them in. The lock-box was open and I assume they had the key. I asked if their agent let them in, just to clarify. So I left and came back to my home office and looked up the listed property. The property was pending.
So going on the assumption that they were telling me the truth, here is the ethical question, "Should the buyers agent have left the buyer there by themselves and the listed property open?". This was on a weekend so she was probably not meeting an inspector there. #2 "Should I have called the listing agent?". 3. "Does the property being empty and a lender owned make a difference?". 4. "Should I have asked for the key and locked up the property?"
This is an exercise in ethics, but I would appreciate feedback. Different views are helpful in teaching from mistakes and helping other s to avoid them.