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Real Estate Agent with The Kelly Group Real Estate

I woke up this morning to an email from an agent who shared the experience she had been through over the weekend.  I laughed so hard, I cried.  This is every realtor's nightmare but it really happened.  Here goes:

"Ok, did I do a complete blunder....  I showed xxxxxx street this weekend.  I drove up, saw the for sale sign at the end of the road, turned left, was waved to by the owner weeding at the front of the long driveway.  I parked my car and proceeded into the unlocked back door because after looking around the whole perimeter of the house for an unseen lock box, I thought I remembered the listing agent saying the back door would be open (which it was).  Much to my dismay, I was in the wrong house and the naked husband that was upstairs was pretty startled by my clients and I standing in his kitchen commenting on the lovely appliances...Ok, I didn't see complete frontal nudity but it was obvious he was in the buff.  Let's just say he wasn't too please with us!  And to add to my horror, he bellowed out his disgust with the fact that both my client and I had our shoes on and they NEVER allow shoes in their home!  I had not taken my shoes off (which I always do) and didn't put on the booties in the box by the front door because I came in the back door and it was a wood floor.  AND, just the fact that they had blue booties in a box by the front door added to my delusion that I was in the appropriate house.  

The point is, the listing agent needs a directional pointing to the right, under the for sale sign because The naked man and then his wife who I met on my way out the driveway (still don't know why she waved at me turning into her dirveway and didn't question me getting out of the car, scurrying around her house looking for a lock box, then disappearing for 5 minutes?????) said that many times people have turned down their driveway and realized they were at the wrong house.  But of course, no one ever went as far as venturing into the house.  Too funny now, but needless to say it was a startling and embarrassing situation at the time!  Thank goodness my client has a good sense of humor.

Agents, please give us clear directionals,  Nuff Said.



Posted by

Sandy Mitchell, Buyer's Agent


The Kelly Group, Keller Williams

Portland Premier

215 N Blaine St.

Newberg, Oregon 97132


Comments (8)

Heather Tawes Nelson
Live Better in Arizona - Scottsdale, AZ
Associate Broker, ABR, CLHMS, CRS - Scottsdale, AZ

Sandy - This is hysterical. I am sure it was mortifying at the time, but will be the source of some great laughs down the line.

Aug 08, 2011 09:45 AM
Sandy Mitchell
The Kelly Group Real Estate - Newberg, OR
Making A House Your Home

I laughed so hard I had tears running down my face!  Thanks Heather

Aug 08, 2011 09:49 AM
Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

Oh my! What an ordeal! (And too funny during all of this the owner is worried about shoes!)

Thanks for sharing!

Aug 08, 2011 10:49 AM
Sandy Mitchell
The Kelly Group Real Estate - Newberg, OR
Making A House Your Home

Right Gina, it seems like he would have had a little more on his mind then the fact they were wearing shoes in his house.

Aug 08, 2011 11:47 AM
Faye Y. Taylor
StepStone Realty, LLC - Floresville, TX
Country Living with City Convenience -Wilson Co TX

This is too funny.  We never know what is going to happen when we show.  Once we locked ourselves out on the back porch and could not open the gate in the fence to get out of the back yard.  We were ready to throw the husband over the fence when the gate finally opened.

Aug 08, 2011 11:47 AM
Sandy Mitchell
The Kelly Group Real Estate - Newberg, OR
Making A House Your Home

Faye, LOL!

Aug 08, 2011 11:50 AM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

OMG how funny although probably not for her at the time!

Aug 17, 2011 03:55 PM
Sandy Mitchell
The Kelly Group Real Estate - Newberg, OR
Making A House Your Home

You're right Debra, it wasn't funny for her at the time but once she really sat down and thought about it, it was hysterical to her as well.  She was just thankful that her clients were understanding.

Aug 17, 2011 05:47 PM