Please wipe your feet before walking on my ceiling...

Real Estate Agent with Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ BR564219000

Please wipe your feet before walking on my ceiling...

I was doing the final walk-through with my buyers this week when their laughter brought me into the master bedroom as they stood looking at the ceiling.

shoe print on ceiling

"Look, Cara" they said, wide grins on their faces.  "There's a shoe print on the ceiling!"

This bedroom had 12 foot vaulted ceilings for sure, and immediately one's mind starts circling...

"Look closer", they laughed.

I looked again.

shoe print on ceiling

...Lo and behold, in the middle of the very dirty, deep-tread footprint...was a dead fly.

What a shot!  Next time, just use a CLEAN shoe!

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

I was ready for mirrors....whoops !

Jul 22, 2010 03:10 PM #1
Lori Liveston
Virtual Homes, Real Estate - Waltham, MA

Ha!  That's a great shot onto a 12 feet ceiling :)

Jul 22, 2010 03:11 PM #2
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
Wow! Nice shot. Too bad it was too high to clean!
Jul 22, 2010 03:16 PM #3
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

I showed a house (new construction) one time that had wet paint without a sign on the back client slipped and fell in the wet paint.  He was furious and embarrassed and insisted I call the listing agent and suggest they put up wet paint signs.  When I called the listing agent, his only response was, "tell your client to be more careful next time."  My seven foot tall client, not wanting to make size 14 gray footprints on the new hardwood floors, took his shoes off and with his hands in the shoes put gray foot prints on the ceiling all the way to the front door.  Upon exiting he called the listing agent and thanked him for his concern and told him that he was careful to remove his shoes upon was awful....hilariously funny but awful.

Jul 22, 2010 03:20 PM #4
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

OK, I wondered where this one would lead us!  Very funny!

Jul 22, 2010 03:30 PM #5
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Oh, too funny and a great "hit" dead on.  Damon and his client had quite the unusual experience with serious revenge.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Jul 22, 2010 04:05 PM #6
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

What a visual.  Funny story, and pic. 

Jul 22, 2010 05:58 PM #7
Heather Tawes Nelson
Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ

That is hysterical. And, what a good shot the shoe owner was!

Jul 22, 2010 06:06 PM #8
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

Sally and David - THAT made me laugh big time!!! mirrors...ha!

Lori - I wonder if it was luck, or expertise that got the "hole in one"?!

Kay - I think they'll definitely have to hire someone with a giant ladder for that cleaning!

Damon- the kind of retribution we all dream of, but rarely do.  VERY awful and funny at the same time!

Patricia, Sue, Carla, and Heather - thanks for sharing my funny! It certainly livened up our routine walk through!

Jul 22, 2010 06:54 PM #9
Ken Barker Realtor® GRI, E-Pro Certified
Dilbeck Real Estate - Burbank, CA

I thought my eyes were deceiving me. Then I thought it was a trick and now I see it is very clever.

Jul 23, 2010 09:15 AM #10
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Cara ~ Too much! I feel guilty when I squish a bug on the wall and make a mark - this takes it to another level entirely.


Jul 23, 2010 02:47 PM #11
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

HA. One has to assume that its been there since they purchased the home, right? Odd that the footprint would be there.

Jul 23, 2010 03:18 PM #12
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