I showed a short sale today that only had one picture in the MLS. Not unusual, but since we just scheduled it today, my clients and me were going to get to see it at the same time, the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The first level wasn't bad...nothing to write home about, but kind of expected for a short sale. The home was vacant and winterized, so no water or lights.
Flashlights out, my clients, one of whom is pregnant, ventured down into the finished basement. Since the lighting was limited, it didn't look too bad until I turned the flashlight up to the ceiling. What was staring back down at me was what appeared to be a significant amount of mold. I'm not an expert, but I ushered my client up and out of the house immediately.
I know that it's the listing agent's responsibility to present the house in the best possible manner. That being said, I think it's also incumbent on the listing agent to inform viewers of the house of a possible mold situation. Having been forewarned, I'm not sure I would have brought this couple into the house.
A simple comment in the agent remarks would have been helpful.