Open House Behavior...It's not Just Children.....Sigh....

Reblogger Gabe Sanders
Real Estate Agent with Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales 3090099

Security and good behavior are necessary at open houses:


Original content by Sally K. & David L. Hanson 57026-90 Broker

We are ever watchful at Open Houses..we are the guardians of our Sellers' homes...their possessions and furnishings.  It goes without saying...or should that children need to stay with their parents at all times...that throwing toys in the air to see if they can hit the Naughty childrenchandelier...turning on the water to see if the whirlpool jets work...testing the beds like trampolines.. dumping out the toybox...and testing the garden hose.. .ought to all be "forbidden behavior." Parents should be "parenting" and mindful that they are a guest in someone else's home and need to behave like a guest...not a potentially destructive intruder.  On occasion...parents have needed reminders.

     Worse than that ...we think ....are Agents who one would hope...apparently not always....would know how to behave professionally as they escort their buyers guests thru a home.  Critiquing the home's features loudly and critically ....voicing their own opinions of style and decor..probably not what they would want at THEIR open house.  We display literature...about the house...the Phone pictureneighborhood...the buyng process...whatever we feel appropriate for that property. you think we didn't see you taking pictures of it with your phone ?  Geeeee whiz !

     Sooo many things should go "without saying"....but apparently not...Whether you are an agent or a are a guest..and shoould behave like one. If will find that you are not welcome...and will be asked to leave....Yes Mr. front of your Buyers...who should question their relationship with you based upon this experience.

        This has been a post brought to you by Sally K.& David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams Realty, honored to be serving southeastern Wisconsin.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Gabe what a great re-blog indeed  we  need to be security conscious, I have hired helpers to keep an eye on the open house and interestingly still saw some thieves ....ironically all they got away was one book...sort of sad on a $1.4 million dollar house and people try to get away with a $25 book...just sayin, Endre

Jun 14, 2018 11:41 PM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I Hope others will read it too and learn 

Jun 15, 2018 02:30 AM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

this is so true!  I watched parents let their children jump on the owners' bed and the parents never said a word! 

Jun 15, 2018 04:37 AM #3
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

You mean to tell me that trying out the bathtub is out of the question? Even if I don't use the bubble bath? Oh Come on!

Jun 15, 2018 05:20 AM #4
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Thank you Gabe Sanders  the re-blog is much appreciated !

Jun 15, 2018 06:19 AM #5
Michelle Edwards
Realty One Group Trilogy - San Bernardino, CA
Licensed Realtor® in California and Nevada

Good points. I always expect other agents to behave as respectfully as I do when viewing homes. I've never had to give anyone the boot from my open houses, but I've come close!

Jun 15, 2018 06:28 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much, Gabe, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jun 15, 2018 07:34 AM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Gabe some times you have to wonder whatever happened to good old common sense.

Jun 15, 2018 04:21 PM #8
Ellie Penaranda
239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co

We've all encountered one of those scenarios.  Great re-blog Gable.  Have a great weekend.

Jun 15, 2018 05:58 PM #9
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's why I really dislike doing an open house where anyone is living.  It's best with a vacant house.

Jun 16, 2018 08:31 PM #10
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my re-blog.

Jul 05, 2018 05:28 AM #11
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for your comments. It’s always good to hear from you.

Jul 05, 2018 05:29 AM #12
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