Last week, I wrote about a seller not allowing us an appointment to view her Austin TX Home. Here's an update...
We looked at another house on that street, and as I drove past this house, I pointed it out to the buyers to show them which one we weren't "allowed" to view. Then is dawned on me; there were no work trucks parked outside.
Didn't the seller tell me that we couldn't view the home because she was having work done on the stairwell??
I asked my buyers if they wanted to view the home since we were there and that I could call for an appointment, so I did. I got Mr. Seller this time. I introduced myself and explained the conversation I had with his wife. He said she would kill him if he let me in the house. I explained again that this was their only chance to view the home.
He said to come on in. Upon entry, he says, "My wife hasn't 'cleaned' today which is why she didn't want you here." I looked past him and said the house looked clean, plus I called on Thursday which would have given two days to clean. He further explained that his wife doesn't allow people in unless she's completely vacuumed, mopped, and "cleaned" before the showing.
Long story short, this is the case of a Seller completely hindering the sale of their own house. The house was clean, yet it wasn't clean enough for them, in which case, they weren't allowing people in to look. The only "mess" was the very tiddy spot upstairs where there was a small drop cloth for the retexturing of the wall, but it was not a mess, nor a big deal.
As a seller, with your house on the market, you MUST let people into your home! This house was actually the #1 house for the rest of the day... until they found a brand new home that they just had to have. However, can you imagine that if the house was our #1 house for that long, after seeing 13 houses, they had to have missed out on some buyers potentially putting an offer on the house in their 190+ days on the market...
So sad, so sad... I'm thinking about calling the listing agent to let him know what happen.
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