The buyer's agent called to request a showing. The clients declined the first request. Four days later, the agent called again requesting another showing. My clients happily agreed. Two hours before the showing, Mr. Seller (AKA I Can't Believe This Is Happening!) called me in desperation. A pipe had broken in the basement and they had water everywhere. Could I please contact the buyer's agent and cancel the showing?
Ten days later, the buyer's agent called a third time. Was the plumbing fixed so they might come through tomorrow? Mr. Seller readily agreed to this third attempt to see their St. Paul house. Just before the scheduled showing time, the buyer's agent called to cancel the showing. The buyers had had an emergency come up and couldn't come through the house after all.
What a set of weird circumstances!
The fourth request came when my cell phone was stolen so the message was stuck in limbo land. The buyer's agent tried once again amazing me with his tenaity. "Could his clients come through on Monday evening? They still want to see the house." Of course, the sellers agreed, only to once again have the showing canceled.
The final cancellation was permanent. The buyers had made an offer on another house that hadn't experienced such a comedy of errors. The moral of the story: If the house is not seen, no one will buy it!