Mrs. Robinson's Outrageous Invitation for a Showing
by Michelle Carr-Crowe
Every neighborhood has one-a unique "character" that everyone knows is a bit outrageous.
Usually we managed to be polite when she came to open house dressed in a sheer housedress-and no underwear.
We ignored her when she referred to her only child as "just a peasant."
But this time she specifically requested, nay demanded, we visit her home for a showing. She had a problem with the house she needed our expert advice about.
Against my better judgement, I set an appointment time with her and confirmed it. I went over determined to be a helpful and professional real estate agent. Everyone deserves good advice, right?
Imagine my surprise when she answered the door dripping wet clad only in a towel. I felt like I was in some bad porn film!
It turned out the problem was needing a tree trimmed. I promised to call her with some referrals to tree services and ran away!
I just hope she didn't do the same thing to those poor tree trimmers.
Write a blog post telling us your personal "most outrageous" situation or event that happened in your real estate career. I know it might be hard to limit it to one but give it a shot!
NOTE--this is open to all persons involved in AR and professionals. Not just realtors!
The post needs to be 300 words minimum, and include at least one photo/graphic.
500 points will be rewarded for your entry. You may write as many posts as you wish but only one post will be awarded 500 bonus points. In addition, we'll be awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners:
Winner #1: 2000 points
Winner #2: 1500 points
Winner #3: 1000 points
Besides me, the ever-so-funny Sheldon Neal will be helping judge this challenge, as will the sharp-wittedChris Ann Cleland. They both have a wicked, dry sense of humor -- and so do I -- so give us all you've got!
We're looking for hysterically funny, I can't believe you just did that moments, as well as the ones that someone would seriously doubt could ever happen to us (think crawling underneath a porch to fetch a key you dropped, in your heels and suit, to find the buyer staring at you as you back out). Yeah, we know the truth. We've all done it, so confess now, for points!
Deadline for entry: Midnight, AR time October 31, 2012.
Please post a link to your entry here in the comments below.