Mrs. Robinson's Outrageous Invitation for a Showing

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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. 

The Challenge:

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. 


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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Results Team (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at or visit her online at For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.



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Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Michelle,

This one is TOOOO funny!  She seriously had a loose screw not just an over grown tree.  Thanks for the laugh.  Best of success to you for a strong finish this year!

Oct 31, 2012 04:05 PM #1
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thanks Jordan. I still can't get over your cross-country stalker!

Oct 31, 2012 04:21 PM #2
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Michelle - That's quite a story, and I'm looking forward to reading more in this contest.

Oct 31, 2012 04:53 PM #3
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Now that's an interesting story to begin the day with Michelle.  I doubt it was the first rodeo for Mrs. Robinson's Outrageous Invitation for a Showing.  Brings to mind an event with a LISTING appointment I had... Let's just say my wife was with me and we just looked at each other not believing our eyes and ears.  Ah.... A day in the life of a Realtor®.

Oct 31, 2012 10:24 PM #4
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Christine there have been some really funny ones I've read so far.

John, I suspect Mrs. Robinson has tried that invitation quite a few times!

Nov 01, 2012 01:05 PM #5
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Oh YIKES - somebody needs a lot of attention!  I bet those tree trimmers got an eye full!

Nov 02, 2012 01:03 PM #6
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Seems like there are an awful lot of people in this world that think nothing of showering close to the time someone is coming by, or engaging in relations, ignoring the fact that an appointment has been set to see the home.  

Nov 03, 2012 12:04 PM #7
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