A Most Embarassing Real Estate Moment

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Real Estate Agent with South East Valley - www.AmyJonesGroup.com DRE# SA528757000

Real Estate may be many things, but boring isn't one of them. 

chandler real estateOne sunny Saturday, I was happily showing homes in Chandler to a couple with 2 small children and had made appointments to show several homes. 

After ringing the bell at one home, no one appeared to be home so I used the key and we all entered. But what to my wondering eyes did appear...but a middle aged and not so slender woman standing there stark naked which resulted in what I'm convinced to this day was an out of body experience for me. 

Each of us stood there, paralyzed with perfect "deer in the headlights" looks on all of our faces. I quickly (though it felt like slow motion) turned and threw my arms around "my family" and corralled them out of the house.  I'm not sure what the woman did at that point.  As we stood outside the front door catching our breath, I asked them if they had seen enough of the house to want to go back in (while silently pleading "please say no, please say no").  They hesitated for a moment and said "what house?"

Note to sellers...Please check your answering machine when your home is on the market and never, no not EVER, walk through your home naked.

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  1. Vic Steele 01/20/2010 03:13 PM
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Rainmaker
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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Amy:  Love the response of the potential buyers ... it was absolutely perfect and "spot-on"!

Gene

Jan 20, 2010 04:34 AM #1
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Virginia (Ginger) Schott
Cabins & Canoes - Port Jervis, NY
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Amy did you have a confirmed appointment.  In our area, we don't show homes until we have a confirmed showing.  Sometimes people are still surprised as the spouse didn't tell them they scheduled an appointment.  I haven't had anything like naked people, just sick and uncaged dogs.  Well at least you can laugh about it now.

Jan 20, 2010 04:59 AM #2
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Mike Russell
Mike Russell & Associates - Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Kansas Real Estate

oops, sorry my bad. We will wait outside, let me know when you are ready.

Jan 20, 2010 02:56 PM #3
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Vic Steele
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Great story Amy.  I directed readers to your blog earlier today.  I'm sorry to see so few commented.  Now, after re-blogging it,  I am going to nominate this fun blog for a Featured Listing!

Jan 20, 2010 03:15 PM #4
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Kirsten Lindquist
Pacific Union International - Sonoma, CA
Realtor - Sonoma Wine Country

Oh My!   Most of us have stories but this one is a stand-out!

Jan 20, 2010 04:44 PM #5
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Roy A. Peterson
Domicile Analysis of Texas - El Paso, TX
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I've had my share of home owner surprises, but yours is tops. WOW!

                                                                 ~ Life is Good ~

Jan 21, 2010 01:57 AM #6
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
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Catching the seller that way at home would have been bad enough without kids in tow, but loved your reactions and your clients.  QUick thinking on all your parts.

Jan 21, 2010 04:09 AM #7
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Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

Too funny!  Don't you wonder what was in the mind of the seller?

Jan 21, 2010 05:55 AM #8
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Amy Jones Group
South East Valley - www.AmyJonesGroup.com - Chandler, AZ
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Gene, Michael, Leah, Roy, & Kirsten ~ Thanks! It's a funny memory...not so funny in the present! ;)

Renee ~ I imagine that seller was mortified.  I don't think I could have gone back in even if my buyers wanted to!

Vic ~ Thanks for the compliment and reblog!

Virginia ~ Here in Arizona, unless it specifically states you have to speak with the seller, we can just leave a message and go ahead and show it.  Makes homes easier to sell...but more apt to run in to some embarassing situations.  Once I entered a home with clients and heard the shower running...we quietly backed out of the home never to return.  :)

Jan 21, 2010 09:25 AM #10
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Hi Amy!  Hilarious!  I'm wondering what the seller said to her agent--did her agent phone you to de-brief you?!!

Our showing service provides 'log and show,' 'appointment required,' or 'courtesy call only' for sellers to determine how they wish to be notified.  I guess she should probably be an appointment required candidate, don't you?!

Have a great Sunday!  OH and I love your graphic!

Jan 23, 2010 02:36 PM #11
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Mandy Buchholz
Benchmark Realty, LLC - Murfreesboro, TN

Make me laugh. Thank goodness I have not caught a nude person. I have been in a home where the owner is showering. We discovered some squaters in a vacant home:) Got to Love Real Estate!!!

Jan 24, 2010 12:05 PM #12
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Debe~ No didn't hear from the listing agent (thank goodness). I don't know what I would have said...Buyer's loved the house but were turned off by the naked woman in the living room?

Mandy~ NO ONE can say it's boring!!! ;)

Thanks for commenting!

Jan 24, 2010 01:59 PM #13
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