For those of you who will be doing open house this weekend in your respective areas, here is a funny little story of an open house I did about 6 years ago and has a lesson with it.
The seller's knew I would be at their property a little before 1 pm to set things up. I arrived at their townhouse and saw one of their cars out front (not unusual as to the lack of parking).
I took the key out of the lockbox, rang the bell, knocked on the door, opened the door and yelled as loud as I could to announce my arrival, since there were 3 floors to this townhouse. No responses were heard, so I proceeded to turn on the lights on the main floor, garage and bonus room.
I then went up stairs to the next level and did the same thing in the living room, dining room, kitchen and half bath.
On the final level were the bedrooms. I proceeded to do the same thing. One slight problem, that did not become evident until later.
About an hour and a half into the open house, I heard footsteps coming down the stairs from the bedrooms. My first thought, since I knew I was the only one in the property at that particular moment, was that the place was haunted...that would have been fun!
Oh No! It was the husband, who was just as stunned to see me as I was to see him! Apparently, he had been asleep upstairs and I never noticed, nor did anyone else! Thankfully, he had a very good sense of humor and apologized for being there.
You see, he had put his young son down for a quick nap before they were to leave for the open house and he laid down next to him on the top bunk of his son's bunk bed and they were both up against the wall and sound asleep, where I never saw them...it looked like a blanket had been tossed up there.
The lesson in all of this...always make sure there is no one asleep in a bed and always climb up to check the top bunk of a bunk bed!
Hope you enjoyed this and have a wonderful and prosperous weekend doing your open houses!