Listen to the Showing Instructions!!!
OK, people this did not happen to me or my listing, but it is funny and I just had to share! It did happen to an agent in my office, at his listing.
This agent had some specific instructions on his new listing. It just went on the market on Friday, and it is in a great price point so they were anticipating a lot of showings. The restrictions they had on showings was "no showings after 6:00". Seems simple enough to follow.
A showing was scheduled for 5:15-6:00, so the homeowners left and came home a little after 6:00. While they were out they hit a local Happy Hour and were relaxing with a few drinks. There had been a lot of showings during the day, so they were enjoying the fact that this was the last showing of the day and they would be able to go home and chill for the night. Well, the "Happy Hour" made them both feel quite "Happy" with each other. When they got home they proceeded to the bedroom, where they could express their "Happiness" with each other.
You guessed it... an agent shows up at the house at 7:00, rings and enters the home with her client and the client's 8 year old daughter. The homeowners were scrambling to get their clothes on as the agent was showing the home. I am dying laughing thinking about being busted by strangers in my own home, and how mortified they must have felt. However, this really wasn't too funny to these homeowners.
How terrible of this agent to show this property when it had specified "No showings after 6:00". The agent clearly did not pay attention and decided to proceed without any regard for these homeowners wishes.
I think it makes for a great illustration to "Listen to the Showing Instructions!!!" You don't know the homeowners reasoning behind the restrictions!