I am new to Active Rain but I had an experience the other day that prompted me to ask my fellow REALTORS this question...
What is the most unnerving experience that you have had in your real estate career?
Here's mine. I met a buyer-client at an REO property for a showing. Now, I've been inside some really funky houses before but what I say yesterday was a first for me.
I unlocked the door and looked in and a strange shape on the floor caught my eye. I'm a curious person so with my client behind me I walked over and bent down to take a closer look. After a second or two I realized that it was a snake skin that was about 12 inches long and it still had a recognizable pattern on it. My client must have realized what it was at the same time because we both shouted SNAKE! I freaked out almost knocked my client over while backing out the door. We didn't say another word to each other. We just both ran to our cars and backed out the driveway. I called my client later after I had regained me composure and I was prepared to tell her that there was no way I could show her that house but before I could get it out she told me that she decided that was not going to be the house for her. Thank Goodness!
Let me hear some of your strange stories,