Wow, I hate showing a home with a security alarm system that is left on for showings. I hate when I call the listing agent and "he/she gives me instructions how to open the door, run to the kitchen, look for the four drawers, open the top drawer and push the remote fob really hard until you hear a BONG!" Then she tells me, "oh don't worry, the time lapse is really long and you won't have to rush." Define long time lapse?? That may be easy for the owners. They do it all the time. Then in order to leave the house I have to reverse the order. lol. I'm a chicken.
The seller's obviously deserve to do whatever they want with the home to keep it secure. I don't disagree with that at all.
But I can say that I have set off a a realtive's house security alarm too even though I told them I'm not good with security systems. The alarm blast is SO loud I couldn't even move a step. Even though I knew the code to turn it off...I couldn't think straight. Alas, the handsome firemen did not arrive. That would have been at least entertaining. The relative got a phone call and gave the secret code!
Sigh. So I have to show a home tomorrow that has a security system. Not looking forward to it.
Went to the home. Lovely home. Got in o.k. Punched the button so it went bong. Everything was fine until we have to leave. I couldn't remember if the word "stay" or "away" was the right button to push. So I pushed "away" and almost automatically the house alarm announcer thingy started with beeps that started racing like I needed to run out of the house because it was going to explode. I'm sorry to say my client was standing there by me and I found myself in a panic ...and I screamed a curse word, right in front of him. I apologized all over the place. Lol, he was very understanding because he hates security alarms too.