Turn the Fireplace Off When You Finish Your Showing!
For crying out loud! A REALTOR showed one of my listings this afternoon and committed a big no-no. Luckily I had an Open House this afternoon and I was able to catch it before any damage was done. I walked into the home to turn lights on and prepare for my Open House. As I walked by the gas-log fireplace, it's one that you just flip a switch and it turns on, I noticed it was VERY hot. Wow! The last REALTOR did not do what we REALTORS are trained to do. They left the fireplace on full blast! We are trained to check and make sure all lights are off and all doors are locked when your showing is completed. So, this REALTOR received an unpleasant thank you e-mail from me. Simply, I thanked them for showing the property and then let them know how I found the property after their showing. Hopefully this is not a normal thing and this person was just having a bad day. I still have a mind to let their Broker know. Turn the lights off, lock all doors and by all means, check and make sure the fireplace was not turned on...especially when it's 90 degrees outside.