This morning I was out showing homes. Our first home to view was one that just went on the market and was open for showings beginning at 10:00am. It is in a popular part of town and priced to sell so we jumped on it. We knew that there were other showings scheduled at the same time, but showed up at 10:00 sharp to get a peek.
When we arrived, the front door was locked and the key was removed from the lockbox. I rang the bell and an agent came to the door and said she was there first and we would just have to wait until she was done. OK…….
As we waited outside in the cold, ten more people showed up to view the home. They all asked why they couldn’t get inside and I shared the information with them. After 15 minutes, they were becoming agitated and rang the bell again. The Realtor came to the door and said they were not finished yet. One male Realtor told her she had two minutes and then he was getting inside. She told him she had the key and they weren’t going to hurry on his account.
The Realtor and her client finally exited the home and the twelve of us crammed in to the 1,100 square foot home. I just held one of the walls up as my client breezed through. It was a three ring circus. She quickly joined me and we made our escape.
As I left, I wondered who put the first Realtor in charge. Did she think she had “dibs” because she got there 5 minutes before the allowed showing time? She was rude and condescending to us all. Of course, she did not leave a card on the table because I was searching for it to find out just who she was.
I understand that it can difficult to view a home with others in the home at the same time, but sometimes, these situations cannot be avoided and we should all be courteous to others.
Luckily my client did not care for the home because I was notified that it went under contract within two hours. Hmmmmmm, wonder if the listing agent should have waited until the end of the day to view all the incoming offers.