By Brendon DeSimone
A real estate agent's job entails more than assisting clients with the nitty-gritty details of buying
a home. Good agents also tour as many homes as possible
. Knowing the local inventory gives them an edge over the competition and provides great value for future buyers and sellers because those agents know the market -- their product.
Having toured hundreds of homes through the years, agents have come to loathe certain sights. They sometimes leave houses wondering whether the seller even knew a showing was scheduled for that day.
Here are five huge turnoffs agents and their buyer clients see when touring homes and how to avoid them:
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