Just a reminder – when you leave the house for a showing, take your house key!
If you’re going across the street to have coffee with a neighbor, or walking around the block while your house is being shown, you might be tempted to leave the doors unlocked because you’re close by.
It’s better if you don’t, But if you do, please remember to take your key. Agents are understandably confused when they find an unlocked door. They don’t know whether you left it unlocked just for them or whether there’s another showing scheduled after theirs. Without clear instructions, they don’t know whether to lock up or not when they leave.
Most err on the side of caution – not wanting to leave a house unlocked because they don’t know how soon you’ll return. So, even though they found the doors unlocked, they lock up upon leaving.
If you haven’t taken your key, that can wreck your whole day.
Talk to you soon.