As I was leaving a showing this morning another real estate agent walked up as we were going out the front door. He yelled up to me to leave it unlocked.
I responded with a simple “No, use your electronic lock box key to get the key yourself, please.” His response was “Well, have it your way.”
Although it should not be necessary, here is my reasoning.
I owe it to the seller to leave their home as secure as possible when I leave. I did not know this real estate agent so I was not giving access to anyone – period. Even if I had known the agent I would have done the same thing only with a few pleasantries added!
My buyer customer remarked that it would be unprofessional for me just to leave the door open. If a non-real estate professional understands this then what does it say about the other agent?
As a real estate agent it is my responsibility to protect the homes of all I come in contact with as a listing agent, a buyer’s agent or as a rental agent.
Although it was not "Burger King" - I had it my way. Door locked!