Thanks for all the posts!
So far my favorite things from the last few months have been:
1. The realtors complaining about our dead grass. Well, I live in Texas and all the residents in my area have been on a sprinkler ban since the beginning of -last- year. If you're grass is green, then you must be a wizard, because everyone's is dead; dunno what we can do about it. Looking up and down the street ours is the most beautiful yellow on the block.
2. The viewer's complaining about our cleaning products killing their child's brain cells. I like to mop and do a general gloss-over with wipes and windex before anyone shows up to look (so it looks "fresh" I guess) and one family left us a secret note in our plate cabinet about how we are harming ourselves and their child may be forever damaged. Haven't heard further from those people..
3. Another last minute showing had me stuck at home due to an online course, but they were welcome to come in and look around while I sat on the back patio listening to the live lecture (hint: live meaning I couldn't just pick up and leave). Cue viewer throwing a hissy fit on the front lawn because someone was still in the house. Dude..really?
4. The times the realtors decided to show up around 7p.m., no phone call warning us, and expecting us to invite them in. Yeah, well, I'm sure my middle-age mother in the shower upstairs would LOVE for an army of strangers to come troupe around the house.
I remember when I decided to live with friends so I could commute to college easier; the realtor would send us links or physical copies of homes in the areas, tell us times the families prefer showings, and we would let the family know DAYS in advance of our arrival. I find it strange and a bit unorganized to show a home RIGHT THIS SECOND to a family who has been a customer for quite a while and has 24/7 access to your webpage showing the homes and appointment times. JMO.