Why do listing agents allow tenants to be home during showings??? They should contact the owner and make a point of being sure the tenant is not only GONE but has also picked up after themselves before leaving!!!
I have shown so many rented homes, condos and townhomes where the tenant stayed there, following us through the place and turning lights off all the way!!!! Hello.........do you want to sell this place or rent it Mr. Owner?????
Most of the time the place is a mess, the tv is on about as loud as they can get it and there are pets running around! Yes, plural - PETS!!!
Last Sunday we showed a condo that had 3 cats running around, the tv on, all the lights off (and when I turned them on, the tenant went right behind me and turned them off again!!!!!) and the place looked like a bomb had hit it!!!
Needless to say, we were in and out within 2 minutes!!!! My client looked at me with wide eyes and said 'that was unreal'! I apologized and we moved on to the next condo. You can be sure this place will not sell as long as that tenant is in there and I am sure she wants it that way!