Nice Punctual”: Joining an Already-in-Progress Open House
Sort of like being late for your own funeral, I really didn’t think it was possible to be late for your own Sunday open house.
After all, you — “you” being the listing/hosting agent — have the keys.
Ahhh, but if there’s a Realtor showing that overlaps the beginning of the open house . . . the Buyer’s agent already opened the front door.**
And, while they’re elsewhere in the home with their client, early arrivers saw the open front door, and — quite naturally — went in.
Which is how I arrived to find what seemed like a house full of people the other week at an especially popular new Minnetonka listing (all the cars in front were an early tip-off).
P.S.: In my defense: a) I was less than 5 minutes late; b) Minnesotans are famously hyper-punctual (if not early); and 3) I was delayed because I was getting electronic signatures on a Counter-Offer for said home (it received multiple offers immediately after coming on the market).
**Some Buyers’ agents take care to lock the front door while they’re doing a showing . . . some don’t.