The market hasn’t been overly friendly towards buyers in recent months; low inventory and high competition has been driving up prices making it challenging to find and purchase property.But it
4 Wacky Things Buyers Wont Forget
1) The front door fell off when it was unlocked! Yes, it did. The property was a foreclosure with many issues. The door apparently had only been partially installed and when opened forward, it fell off. My clients declined to go any further. I called the listing agent to come secure the home—I could not get the door back in place to try to lock it.
2) A naked man was sleeping in one of the secondary bedrooms. We had an approved appointment, but apparently when the rest of the occupants departed, they forgot to tell him. I opened a closed door, knocking first—just in case—and woke him. My clients ‘declined’ to enter the doom and did not make an offer on the home. Note: if you choose to remain in the home during showings, be presentable--and make sure your "friends" don't leave you behind when they leave.
3) The master bedroom was padlocked from the outside. Many homeowners have locks on the master bedroom, but this one was padlocked from the outside—very strange. We had an approved showing but were not allowed inside the master? Your imagination goes wild when something like this comes up, but ultimately, the clients did not think the sellers were serious about selling the home.
4) A secondary bedroom was being used as a litter box. Cat litter was strewn across the floor and there was smelly “evidence” that it had been used. Phooey! What an unpleasant surprise this was. No offer on this one.
These homeowners, whether it was a bank or an individual, lost an opportunity to sell. They had qualified buyers looking for a home in their location, price range and size, but due to the seller’s lack of preparation to sell, they lost a potential sale. Selling a home requires preparation and upkeep. Make sure your home is ready and capitalize on those potential sales every time buyers visit. If you are looking to buy a home or sell your current home, I'd like to talk with you.
Sharon is a military wife who moved at the direction of the U.S. Army for nearly 30 years, a Federal employee who retired after 30 years of service, an active Broker Associate/REALTOR in San Antonio w....