I had an interesting showing last weekend.
I had an appointment for Noon, as in 12 in the afternoon!
We arrive, ring the bell. No answer. I use the lockbox.
I show livingroom, kitchen and bedroom 1.
I then open door to bedroom 2... the Master Bedroom.
I find the husband and wife sleeping!
My opening the door startles them.
They jump. Not out of the bed mind you! Thank heavens because I don't know if they were fully dressed!
I apologize profusely. I'm dying and a bit confused.
They say... "It's no problem, you had an appointment. We were expecting you. Go ahead and show the place. Come in."
Amidst this awkwardness and without thinking, I enter the bedroom. I am actually showing the bedroom to my clients. Pointing out the double closet and the lovely view. All the while the owners are laying there, under the covers!!
My buyers follow me in. For a moment it is almost as if the owners aren't there.
Then the absurdity of it all hits us like a ton of bricks. I look at the buyers, they look at the couple in the bed, sitting there braless, with their mussed hair and morning breath and we head for the exit!! Pronto!
This was a well priced home that has been on the market 4 months. Before the showing I was wondering why it hadn't sold. Unfortunately, I had to learn the hard way!!
I'd love to hear YOUR funny or strange showing experiences!
PS - My buyers (who are real buyers) liked the place, but they won't consider it because they feel the owners are ridiculous and don't want to enter into a business relationship with them! I'm still working on them, but I think sellers sometimes forget how important it is to show their home in the best light... at all times!
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