Yesterday morning I was out with clients showing properties in Washington, DC. Upon entering the second property, we noticed glass on the floor and felt a breeze coming from the back of the house. My clients froze in place. I saw further a window was broken and suggested we turn around and leave immediately. They agreed and we departed, locking up behind us and gathering our wits about us out on the curb. I called the listing agent right away to report what we thought was a break-in. Indeed, the agent knew about it, the owner was out of town and had been notified in order to take care of the situation. The agent changed the property status to TEMPOFF about an hour after I printed out the listing so I was unaware of that change in status. The listing agent invited us to see the house despite the break-in which we did and my clients loved the view of the Capitol. We all laughed about the event afterwords but it was very scary and is a good reminder to all agents that safety comes first! Be aware of your surroundings at all times and do the right thing for you and your clients.
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