I was out showing homes yesterday with a client, we pulled up to the first home we had an appointment to show and get out of the car....
The grass was literally shoulder high; This was more than one month of growth but, if that wasn't bad enough apparently the owners of the home were more than likely higher than the grass in the front yard.
We walk up to the front door and the smell of freshly smoked pot hit us almost as hard as the blaring AC/DC song screaming from the front window which turned out to be the master bedroom.
The home was in total chaos. It was sad b/c it look as if two small children lived in the home (by the looks of mattresses thrown on the floor in the princess pink and cowboy blue small bedrooms) The bathroom was disgusting (as if we could smell anything over the marijuana) there were tons of dirty clothes and the tub was black with mildew. We did not even make an attempt to stay long enough to see the kitchen before running for the exit.
I have never been one to tell other people how to live their lives but I will give a few pointers in this particular situation I will make an exception...
Please do not smoke pot and then schedule an appointment to have your home shown thinking that floral air spray will cover up that smell.
Try to keep the grass cut at least once a month!
If you are not going to make an attempt to stage, do any kind of cosmetic repairs then at least have the bathrooms clean and throw the dirty cloths under the bed or in a closet.
I am not sure what their Realtor thinks of this situation or even if they are aware of it. I was thinking of calling her but couldn't decide it was really my business or not. I would certainly like to know if I had a listing like this. I feel ashamed for her b/c the first thing my client said was "it seems like their Realtor would have given them better advice than to leave the home like this". I'm sure she probably just isn't aware of the situation. I don't know about the rest of you but I would absolutly reject a listing like that.