The other day I had a staging consult in my town. As I was getting out of my car with my portfolio, bag full of color samples, measuring tape, forms, laptop, etc. a GIANT rottweiler came running at me from the house next door.
Frankly, I was terrified. I'm a dog lover -- of friendly dogs, that is. As I stood there, frozen, I was at least able to yell out "Hello, can you come get your dog please?" and a young man came running out from the backyard of the house to grab the giant linked chain around his dog's neck. He apologized and dragged the dog, who by this time was growling, back behind his (unfenced) house.
Just as I started breathing again (and stopped sweating) and began walking up the driveway, a huge Doberman popped his head up on the porch of the house on the OTHER side of the client's house, and started barking his head off at me. I have no idea if he was tied up, and didn't see anyone "with" him, but got up the stairs to the house as fast as I could. When I told the client what had happened, she said "that's one of the reasons we want to move!"
I hope the prospective home buyers a) don't have little kids or small dogs or cats; b) realize these scary dogs live on either side of this house; and c) never have to use their yards, or maybe even walk outside!
Just wondering if agents would point this out to prospects or is it their job to find this out on their own?!??