Here are 50 of the many, many things you should NEVER do while viewing a sellers house. It's important to know that a home seller is granting you "permission" to view their home. You should treat their home with respect.
1. Get on the roof. There's nothing up there for you to see, leave this for the inspector. This is very different from lifting the hood of your car.
2. Pull breakers or test electrical equipment, even if you are an electrician. Leave this for the inspector; even if you are one!
3. Backwash the pool, turn on pumps or water features. You might break something that is rigged until repair and then you will be responsible.
4. Use the bathroom in a vacant home that is winterized. Do not go number one, two or three in a vacant home that has no running water. This is horrific karma and you will be causing misery for someone else.
5. Crawl around in the attic with your cellphone light measuring insulation or attempting to study the heater or air condition. Even if you're a professional you should not attempt to open panels, take apart equipment or show off in front of your agent or girlfriend.
6. Lay on beds, recline on couches or use the home owners latter for any reasons.
7. Pet animals in cages.
8. Let animals out that are in cages.
9. Eat any of the food in the house unless it is completely obvious it is there for your enjoyment.
10. Jump in the home sellers pool or hot tub.
11. Allow your kids to stand on furniture.
12. Allow your kids to jump on trampolines or climb outside furniture.
13 Allow your kids to play with the toys inside the house that do not belong to them.
14. Gossip with the neighbors about the people selling the home.
15. Park partially in the grass or run over plants, water sprinklers or other yard decorations.
16. Use the bathroom without flushing the toilet or cleaning up after yourself.
17. Attempt to start motorcycles or mopeds.
18. Sit inside unlocked cars, especially vintage automobiles.
19. Touch model trains, or otherwise valuables that belong to the home owner.
20. Pick up picture frames and walk around the house with them.
21. Smoke on the property, even if it is outside.
22. Stay in the house for an extended period of time that exceeds the time-frame for which an appointment was made.
23. Change your clothes in the house.
24. Allow your teenagers to make-out on the property.
25. Pick up statues, books, bottles of liquor or wine.
26. Smell sheets, towels, laundry detergent or other items that are fabric oriented.
27. Pluck fruit from trees and eat them. Or take them home.
28. Allow your kids to climb trees on the property.
29. Turn on fire places or outside BBQ grills.
30. Turn on the oven, stove or microwave.
31. Turn on the television to check the news or any other program.
32. Try the perfume, cologne or body spray you find in the bathroom.
33. Try on mink coats, tool belt or other articles of clothing.
34. Take selfies of yourself with the sellers valuables.
35. Use any massage chairs.
36. Use the sauna.
37. Use the sellers home telephone.
38. Use the sellers computer or attempt to connect to their internet.
39. Flip through the sellers mail, personal documents, books, magazines or listing agreement they have with their agent.
40. View the property while drunk, high or under the influence of any substance.
41. Fool with the sellers blinds.
42. Adjust the air condition, heater or attic fan.
43. Light the gas to the water heaters.
44. Reach through cages to harass birds.
45. Bring kids who have dirty shoes.
46. Bring your own food into the houses.
47. Leave any trash like dirty diapers. This isn't Wendy's.
48. Take any blood tests in the house (blood sugar). I once had a buyer do this and drip blood on the floor.
49. Slam doors, kick doors open that you think are sticking or move furniture for any reason.
50. Open windows.