Wordless Wednesday - The Frog

Real Estate Agent with Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado EA1321548



I like to have fun when I'm out showing properties. One of the things I like to do, is to take photographs of odd/strange things I see while I'm out.  Here is a photo I took at a property.  Sometimes I wonder what the sellers are thinking.  To some buyers, some of the things I have seen can be a real turn off to the property and really sway the buyers away from purchasing the house. 

This photo is not the case.  But it was strange enough that I took a picture of this albino frog.  Would it turn you away from purchasing the house?  The buyers did not purchase this house, not because of the frog, but because it just wasn't what they were looking for.   It was the topic of conversation for awhile.

What's the strangest thing you have ever seen while showing properties?


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Keller Williams Real Estate, LLC

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Comments (14)

Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson
I always bring the camera to capture some different. Of course never a photo of personal stuff, but interesting and fun is always welcomed.
Nov 13, 2013 07:38 PM
Jim Palmer
Chipola Realty - Chipley Office (850) 638-2777 - Sunny Hills, FL
Washington County, Florida

Did not have my camera with me...but Saturday I went to show a home that had a very large pet pig sitting on the front porch. Thank goodness it was friendly!!

Nov 13, 2013 08:08 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We went in the attic room of a home - it shared the upstairs loft space with a bedroom.  We walked in and started to have a conversation when I realized there was an aquarium behind my clients that was full of scrambling mice and there was an aquarium behind me with a huge snake.  We got our butts out of there asap!

Nov 13, 2013 08:56 PM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Dawn, One of the funkier homes I've shown looked like it was totally wransacked inside with clothes  everywhere! The first thing we encountered when entering was a chair with dirty bras and underwear laying all over the floor and chair. YUCK! Needless to say, we didn't stay too long in that home.

Nov 13, 2013 11:35 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Cool photo dawn...although I must say...you are very wordy for a wordless Wednesday lol

Nov 14, 2013 05:28 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Dawn~ I would worry (as the listing agent) about the tank smelling. What's the weirdest thing...a miniature John Deere tractor collection!

Nov 14, 2013 08:20 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Well, an albino frog isn't a protected class, so even if they did turn the house down due to the frog . . . it's perfectly okay!    I have had some clients would would WANT to buy a house from a home owner who had an albino frog!

Nov 14, 2013 11:29 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional
Hi Dawn, I would have to say a room full of snakes in glass fish tanks with simple screen covers. The Buyers nor I were very much interested in them and made our way out rather quickly, LOL
Nov 14, 2013 12:20 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Janis ~ I will only take a photo of something that is odd, nothing personal.

Jim ~ a pet pig?  When you set the showing, did they let you know there would be a oig?

Kat ~ I would have been right behind you or maybe in front of you....not sure who would be faster.  lol

Cindy ~ I think I showed that same home!  There were clothes left on the stairs as if they were stripping on the way up.

Jeff ~yeah, yeah.....so I've been told.

Donna ~ how miniature?  kid size or toy size?

Carla ~ the house they bought fit them to a T, and no albino frog.


Nov 14, 2013 12:28 PM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Dawn, didn't you publish another post not too long ago with a "dead" frog?  What is it with you and frogs?  Anyway, the strangest thing that was left out for me to find at a showing was...ah...err...well...an adult toy!

Nov 16, 2013 04:25 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Hi Dawn,

I do that too...I always have my iPhone or iPad with me and a camera or two in the car so when I see something interesting, I take pictures. I wonder sometimes what my buyers think but they know I love nature and the environment. So anyone who knows me is not surprised with a camera hanging on my neck.

I love your frog and it was a great find. Showing property is just full of surprises and fun.

Nov 16, 2013 12:52 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Nick ~ I did post something earlier about a frog.  Here's Your Sign about a frog we found in new construction, but the frog was alive.  Shame on the seller for leaving toys like that out!

Kristin ~ stay tuned for more of the strange things I have encountered when showing houses.  I'm going to be writing more posts about this.


Nov 17, 2013 04:34 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Dawn~ They were displayed on a bookcase. Appropriate for a collection, but distracting.

Nov 21, 2013 12:52 AM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Donna ~ it's a good thing they weren't child size.  They would have probably needed their own room!

Nov 21, 2013 04:32 AM

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