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No One Was Supposed to Be At Home!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

No One Was Supposed to Be Home! It was a vacant townhouse.

The showing instructions...Agents make sure all the lights are off, all doors locked and alarm property..remember to re alarm when you leave.

OK so I am there before the buyer, knock on the door, use the combo lockbox, remove the key, unlock the door, turn the alarm off, turn the lights on..well a couple were already on. Checked the house quickly, went into the family room area

......and saw her! I excused myself, saying I did not think anyone was at home. She was very quiet so I knocked on the door entrance...still no response. She was very still!

 

                                     The Guard...HomeRome 410-530-2400

 

                               The Guard...HomeRome 410-530-2400

I walked around to her side and she was holding the sign facing the sliding glass door to the outside.

This is the most creative security system I've seen in a long time.  Introducing the buyer to the "guard" got quite a chuckle. Must admit I was a bit startled at first.

What unique security systems have you seen while showing property?

No One Was Supposed to Be Home! It was a vacant townhouse.

 

 

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Comments(111)

Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Margaret,

This made my day!  Congratulations on the feature, and thank you for the chuckle.

Mike in Tucson

Apr 19, 2011 05:40 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Mike, So glad this post gave you a chuckle. It certainly gave me one.

Apr 19, 2011 05:50 AM
Patricia Aulson
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate - Exeter, NH
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

I imagine your were startled for sure.  I would have been as well.

This is a great deterrent however don't you think?

 

Patricia/Seacoast NH & ME

Apr 19, 2011 06:05 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Patricia, It could have deterred me from seeing the house.

Apr 19, 2011 06:13 AM
Justin Nickelsen
NICKELSEN HOME INSPECTIONS - Vancouver WA Home Inspector - Vancouver, WA
CMI - (p 360.907.9648), Vancouver/Portland/WA/OR Home Inspector

This post made my day!  LOL!!!  From the back I even thought it was a real person.  How funny!!!!!!!  

 

Apr 19, 2011 06:17 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Justin, From the back, I sure thought it was a real person. Glad to have made your day.

 

Apr 19, 2011 06:25 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Erica, Just for a moment and then you would have laughed and taken your camera out..just like I did.

Margaret

Apr 19, 2011 06:51 AM
Mary Stewart
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone - Wilsonville, OR
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas

This really would have freaked me out as well, but it is funny and of course who would try and break in when someone is standing at the sliders.  Thank you for sharing this one.

Apr 19, 2011 01:22 PM
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

That is a hoot! Thanks for the laugh!

Apr 19, 2011 03:29 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Mary, You are welcome. Who would try with a figure in the window.

Rosalie, Glad it made you laugh.

 

Apr 19, 2011 03:50 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

My wife and I were both rolling on the floor when we read this. I just wish someone had a video on your face when you did this, I'm sure it would have been worth $10,000 on AFV.

Apr 19, 2011 07:17 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

By the way, thanks for the call, Samantha did comment on that post now at your request.

Apr 19, 2011 07:18 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Todd, That would have been a pretty surprised photo. AFV or Candid Camera would have been perfect.

I saw Samantha's comment. Really enjoyed speaking with you!

 

Apr 19, 2011 10:57 PM
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

I was holding my breath while reading through this! =D Perhaps our future security systems may turn out like this but we better have our hearts checked too in case we get a surprise at a showing. I just had to reblog this!

Apr 20, 2011 12:47 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

That will work. All she needs is a motion sensor with a voice that gives you the "what for!"

Apr 20, 2011 12:47 AM
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

I would have hit the roof! How friggen funny!

Apr 20, 2011 07:05 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

That is so funny! I love it and will have to get me a couple of girls and guys! I really like it!

Apr 29, 2011 03:50 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Will, Thanks for re blogging this post. I have really had fun with it and there are many good comments. It is great to look back and laugh a bit. Thank goodness we have this platform to share our experiences with each other

Gary, Are you putting one together?

Cynthia, It was funny...me standing there talking to myself.

Evelyn, Be sure to show us some pictures and how you use them.

Apr 29, 2011 01:04 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
Now this one I remember. Let me go peek at a few more!
Oct 31, 2012 12:12 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Cheryl, I am enjoying your comments.

Oct 31, 2012 12:31 PM