Aug 13, 2010
There was a showing scheduled today on a property I have listed for more than $1 million. I went by the house prior to the showing time and turned on all the lights, etc. It's over 100 degrees outside. A little later, I get a call from the male showing agent, that goes something like this:
"I'm here trying to show your house at xxx xxx Road and there is no keybox."
"It's on the front door."
"No. I'm standing at the front door and it isn't here."
"Then you're at the wrong house." I repeat the address and describe the property.
"We're at the right house, trying to get in and there is no keybox on the door ... Oh ... (background noises sound like angry voices) ... wait ... (more angry voices) ... this is the wrong house."
"I'm nearby. Do you need help?"
" No (more background noises) ... Get in the car ... It's okay ..."
"You sure you don't want me to come there?"
"Get in the car ... no ... we'll find it ... get in the car."
The lack of a sale sign and keybox should have been the first clues to the agent that he was at the wrong house. Later I went by to turn off the lights and they had made it to the right house. But can you imagine how the neighbors felt when strangers were trying to get in their front door?
That's a good way to get a dog bite ... or get shot.