Yesterday I got an e-mail from one of my clients wanting to see a home. Unfortunately, I had to be part of my own personal cops show outside my parents' house. Then I had a scheduled open house on the other side of town. There was just no way I was going to be able to fit this client in today.
That is when I get the call from them telling me that they had sent me an e-mail telling me they wanted to know more about this house and if I could show it to them today. (To be honest, I hadn't even received the e-mail yet.)
But, they said, we couldn't wait for you Todd, so we just drove over there and you no longer have to find out more about the home and we no longer want to see it. HUH? What? I had to ask what it was that they didn't like as I knew that actually this was a pretty nice neighborhood.
They said "We liked the area, but the police tape across the front door concerned us too much to even want to look at the house anymore." Well, I guess I could certainly understand not wanting to live in a house that was the subject of a police investigation, but in a sick, sick way, I still want to know what happened at the house that deserved the door to be kicked in during the listing period.
Also, don't you think the listing agent would have taken the home off the market after something like this? I know I would have!
Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates