It’s always dirty when someone let her in the shower– especially if that person is a stranger.
When TikTok user @fortdefiance put her house on the market, a sneaky shower was probably the last thing she expected from potential buyers. In a clamp shared on July 1, the homeowner explained that someone viewing the home had decided to take the tub for a test drive.
“I just got back to my house after a show,” she said in the video. “Walk into the bathroom and there’s a spot on the floor. I know I just cleaned this. Someone got in the tub and I scrubbed them carefully.”
Fortunately, she saw the funny side of the situation and burst out laughing. However, the bathroom wasn’t the only room they decided to try before buying.
“I’m pretty sure someone got in my bed,” she continued, before pointing to a sofa that was also tilted. Further investigation revealed that viewers actually tried all three beds, as well as the sofa.
“Hope you had a good time,” she giggled, closing her video.
Rising mortgage rates and fewer homes for sale mean that it’s harder than ever for low- and middle-income people to buy real estate in the US. The pandemic has exacerbated the problem, with remote working forcing people to re-evaluate their home choice and demand has increased.
However, some experts predicted a possible crash in the housing market this summer, caused by rising house prices and a 5 percent mortgage rate. Although there are now two-thirds fewer homes available than in June 2020, the number of advertisements is increasing. Despite this, the average price for a home in the US is $450,000, 31.4 percent higher than in June 2020 and 16.9 percent higher than the same time last year.
TikTok users were shocked at the guests’ disrespect for a stranger’s property, with the video receiving more than 23,000 likes and more than 400 comments.
“I would have been crazy as hell!” wrote Mississippi Queen. “You didn’t notice right away what else was going on.”
“When will people realize that screenings are about the HOME and not the furniture in the house!” said Oh Bawlz.
“What was going on in Goldilocks?!” commented user3736535295072, referring to the iconic fairytale about a little girl who takes over a house from a bear family.
Christina Ellis said, “Honestly, I might be a little dramatic, but I’d feel a little violated. Especially in my bed.”
Some users recommended reporting the visitors to the broker, with Amy M writing, “As a broker, this is 100 percent of the broker to let their clients know what is/is not acceptable.” Let your broker know their broker as soon as possible to call. †
BigJoe agreed, saying, “I’d call your agent and complain that it’s very unprofessional that you don’t know what people are spreading.”
Others shared their own nightmare viewing stories, such as Saundra Avery, who wrote, “when we sold our house, we sat on furniture, our beds, played with my kids’ toys. This was when everyone had to sign a waiver. .”
“Yesterday there was a show and someone left a banana with one bite in our master’s floor,” said Kennadi Holt.
While Lexi Hobgood noted, “I had one that showed them going through my stuff and taking water bottles from our storage room (almost a dozen) and thanking the camera when they left.”
In any case, the problems of fortdefiance were limited to potential buyers and not to the broker. Two real estate agents were sued by a customer in December 2021 after he allegedly used the listing as a sex pillow, while another intermediary was slammed for leaving the key in the front door of a seller’s house after a viewing.
news week has reached out to @fortdefiance for comment.