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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I knocked very loudly. I shouted "REALTOR!!!" loudly. I shouted it again. I shouted, "Is anyone home?" as I entered the home. Nothing. Two minutes later I heard some noise, looked around the corner, and saw two teens quickly pulling clothes on. Parents were gone and they weren't supposed to be home!

Jan 10, 2017 09:23 PM
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Mitchell J Hall
The Corcoran Group - Manhattan, NY
Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn

Yes once. Ever since I always knock and ring doorbell before I open the door. 

Jan 10, 2017 09:07 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Northern VA

I never have, but let me tell you, I was a judge in a contest here a few years back about Most Embarassing Moments in Real Estate.  There were quite a few entries like that.

Jan 10, 2017 08:41 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Yes & the guy was on the throne & would not move or close the door! It was a big master bath & we could see him in the mirros just sitting there. I closed the door on him & of course mentioned it in my feedback.

'owner home, didn't like it'.

Jan 11, 2017 05:06 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Ring the bell three times.

Knock hard on the door.

Open door and Sasquatch shouts, "Remax, anyone home? Remax."

Sasquatch goes first.

Still, some seem to think if they are quiet, we will go away.

 

Jan 11, 2017 04:27 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Not exactly like that, but I did wind up finding a sleeping tenant.

Jan 11, 2017 03:06 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Yes.  Stuff happens.  

Jan 10, 2017 10:21 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Oh yeah, in my first or second year in real estate I brought clients into a home listed as vacant.  We went into the maseter bathroom just in time to see a lady walking out of the shower naked.  Lesson Learned, ring the doorbell even at a home listed as vacant.  Also proceed through the home with caution once entering.

Jan 10, 2017 09:12 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have heard of stories like this, but never had first hand experience.

Jan 10, 2017 08:48 PM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

Oh yes... and that is why I always ring the doorbell in an occupied home before going in even if I have a confirmed appointment.

Jan 11, 2017 04:00 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
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Never did that, but I did show a home once where the seller was passed out in the bed, and the housekeeper said "go on in", she is like that all the time". Needless to say, my buyers did not want to buy that home.

Jan 11, 2017 03:45 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
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People in bed all the time, at least once a month.

Jan 10, 2017 11:04 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Gloria Valvasori Not yet, I heard several similar incidents from other agents.

Jan 10, 2017 09:24 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Yep, we have a couple of good stories. -Kasey

Jan 23, 2017 09:47 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Yes, or they were just coming out of the shower....naked.

Jan 12, 2017 02:10 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It happens, seller just came out of the shower, I always yell after knocking on the door Realtor.  Does not work all the time.

 

Jan 12, 2017 09:41 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

At one one my listings, an agent walked in on my client sleeping (early); I re-set the lock box hours.

Jan 12, 2017 07:06 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, an I am still dealing with the PTSD

Jan 12, 2017 07:04 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

Nope, I never got into ''that'' situation. I always announce myself quite loud before opening a property or a closed door...just in case. 

Jan 12, 2017 12:00 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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This seems to happen to some folks often.

Jan 11, 2017 09:06 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I showed a home and there was a naked guy passed out on the couch and a naked women on the bed.   It was a rental and I had a feeling tht this wa a ploy to delay a sale.

Jan 11, 2017 08:36 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
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that is part of real estate

Jan 11, 2017 06:47 PM
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Had one rental tenant playing hooky from work in bed with her er, a friend with benefts guest smoking, taking a break in aerobics while appraiser and I passed through. In the unit beyond we could hear the circus was back in town next door as the calliope went up and down so to speak.

Jan 11, 2017 05:59 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Yes, it is hard to believe that some people leave their rooms in such a mess.  How diffucult is it to make a bed?

Jan 11, 2017 05:54 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not yet.

Jan 11, 2017 05:19 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, almost walked in on the daughter and her boyfriend doing "Netflix and Chill" but before Netflix existed.

Jan 11, 2017 03:53 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Yes, that has happened. You need to listen for a running shower.

Jan 11, 2017 03:33 PM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
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Gloria Valvasori - now should I say yes? This happens at least once to us....lol.

Jan 11, 2017 03:11 PM
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

I've never had that happen but I know those who have.

Jan 11, 2017 11:38 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker

Yes.  I walked in to a home and a naked man was walking down the hall. 

Jan 11, 2017 08:26 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have been startled but never surprised

Jan 11, 2017 08:16 AM
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Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Nope, hasn't happened .....yet ....

Jan 11, 2017 07:17 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

that did happen once....I did not open the door....

Jan 11, 2017 06:43 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Nope. But seen things that have taught me to always knock before entering front door and bedroom doors.

Jan 11, 2017 06:38 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Gloria Valvasori I have shown properties with day sleepers, but nothing embarrassing.

Jan 11, 2017 06:34 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Yes, the son of the owner was using the 55+ vacant home for his love nest! The potential buyers in their 70's were interested no more! 

Jan 11, 2017 05:46 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

No, but my husband once walked into a house with a lock box he was going to show - he opened the door, yelled inside as he always did "REALTOR" and an old woman came running out at him in a bath robe waving her hands and screaming to the clouds "GET OUT GET OUT INTRUDER"

Funniest story I ever heard!

Jan 11, 2017 05:45 AM
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Eric Kodner
Madeline Island Realty - La Pointe, WI
CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -

Yes. It happened about ten years ago. A couple of teens were unaware that the house was scheduled to be shown.

Jan 11, 2017 05:23 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties International - Naples, FL
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Yes and despite all precautions and loud announcements of entering - I have had people coming out of showers, covered up in the rumpled bed etc...

Jan 11, 2017 05:21 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Which is why i always ring the bell, knoch and if i come upon a closed door once inside, knock and yell again. 

Jan 11, 2017 05:14 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nver had that happen. I have had previous disclosure of an older relative being there because of health concerns.

Jan 11, 2017 05:12 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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If a door is closed . . . we KNOCK. "Real Estate! Anyone here?"

Jan 11, 2017 05:10 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

I've walked in on people sleeping but luckily that hasn't happened in a very long time.  

Jan 11, 2017 04:43 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes I have had that happen and once was asked to join in!

Jan 11, 2017 04:32 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Not yet!

Jan 11, 2017 04:29 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

No not yet but the day isn't over yet

Jan 11, 2017 04:28 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jan 11, 2017 04:09 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I always knock on closed doors.

Jan 11, 2017 04:02 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I have but, it has always been a sleeping child (teen)!

Jan 10, 2017 10:25 PM