Agents showing up way outside appointment times
After the recent sale of our apartment, we are renting another unit until we move into our house.
As renters we do not get the original appointment request to show the unit, it goes through the owner who asks us if it is okay.
Our area is very tenant based, and it is usually more difficult to show a rented unit than an owner occupied unit.
To wit: when we were looking, we looked at a multi unit property where both tenants had to be given 48 hours notice and both had to approve, and the day we went, the one tenant "changed [their] mind" and slammed the door in the Realtor's face, and in the other unit the tenants followed us around as if we were going to steal their possessions.
We have had a rash of people showing up outside the appointed times, and sometimes being a bit snarky when someone is actually there opening the door because they "have an appointment" --Yes, but a half hour from now.
So today there were two appointed showings, and the 4:00 showing showed up at 3:10. We quickly left, so they could look. But then the *1:00-2:00* appointment (during which we had made ourselves scarce) showed up at *3:45---at which point one of us was in the shower, thinking the appointments were over with.
The potential buyers seemed a bit annoyed to be turned away. I think we are pretty flexible, especially for renters. We have asked only for four hours advance notice and turned down only one showing request (On Easter Sunday).
The not showing up at the right time, or not showing up At All, was bad enough when I was selling and now it seems like people just turn up at any point during the day.
When did this kind of behavior become acceptable?
This post was edited by palimpsest on Sat, Apr 13, 13 at 16:47