I had just left a listing appointment when I saw the "sign" in front of the neighbors yard. Check out the rider promoting the ability to "see the home yourself."
This rental property is indeed listed by a local Realtor. That part surprised me because the list of things that can go wrong are astounding.
Here's the reminder notice on the combination lock box .... that has the key to the home!
In order to gain access an individual must offer a credit card number, provide their personal information and pay 99 cents to enter the property.
No homeowner that I have ever met should subject themselves to trusting the general public THIS much. Realtors are paid a fee, and in my opinion, they should earn it. The listing agent should be anxious to screen customers, ensure a conversation has taken place and actually meet the individuals before letting them in the home.
Are you seeing this in YOUR market? What do you see wrong with this idea?