I have posted this as a blog at another agent-broker site and figured I would put it up on Active Rain also just to get the most diverse response possible. Below is the post as it appears there.
I am looking for some Real Estate related stories to augment a book I am writing. They can be humorous, bizarre, strange or anything that has really stuck in your mind. Even if it a one line thing someone said that has always stuck (like when someone asks how are you and you respond "never snivel, never complain it does no good."). In my experiences in real estate, I have had some real weird things happen, but to only put my own stories in the book may hurt feelings or make some agents "Cranky". By doing this I can leave any and all names out of the book and not hurt feelings. Stories like the time I went to show a property out of town and although lock box vacant on the listing walked in to find an agent and a friend in a compromising situation (not the agents spouse), or when an agent has "show any time" on a listing and forgets to mention a BIG dog (I made it over the fence only costing a pair of pants.) or an adventure such as getting lost in the country while looking for a non-existent address. My book is not about stories or humor, but needs some to lighten it up. I will credit the sender for any used material in the book. As a mortgage broker, stories are pretty good and would be looked at. Something like getting into a loan file to have the verifications coming back that you are doing a loan for a dead person (that was all because of a typo in the credit application).
Thanks in advance.