Well, Slap my head and call me SILLY!

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Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty NCRE# 242843

Well, Slap my head and call me SILLY!

 

I was out showing property this past weekend.  I had made my calls, spoken with each agent and carefully scheduled each showing.  The first three properties were occupied, so after I scheduled the showings, I emailed the schedule to my buyer and explained that we would need to watch our time since we were viewing occupied homes.

 

We arrived at 9:00 a.m. sharp to view the first condo.  Guess who was still home? The owner and his chihuahua, but they rushed out, apologized and left immediately.  I can handle that situation, and so can my buyer.  It's all good.

 

We were scheduled to see the 2nd property at 9:45 am.  We actually arrived a few minutes early so we walked around the complex to see the amenities. After knocking and ringing the doorbell, I put the key in the doorknob, and to my surprise, the seller quickly opened the door wearing nothing but his underwear.  YIKES!  He apologized for over sleeping, woke up his wife and fortunately, before they let us in, they both got dressed.  They continued to sit on the bed while we ran through the clutter and mess and dirty laundry ALL OVER THE PLACE! 

 

The third property was scheduled for 10:30 am.  Because we had spent only 2 minutes in the previous property, we were running early again.  This one was oceanfront, so it was certainly not a problem for my buyer and I to relax at the beach for a while to discuss the other properties and the area.  We knocked on the door at 10:30.  No Answer.  Before I could access the key in the lockbox, the seller swung the door open.... in his underwear!  Well, Slap my head and call me Silly!  Seriously?  How lucky are we to see two older men in their underwear on a Sunday morning?  

 

My buyer has a great sense of humor, and we actually had a lot of fun laughing and discussing our morning during lunch.  But a word of advice to sellers:  When you have showings scheduled, and you really want to sell your property but you have a tendancy to oversleep.... Please sleep in pajamas so that when you open the door, my buyers and I cannot see your tighty whities!

 

If you aren't familiar with shopping in Carteret County, below is a map of stores that sell apparel... including jammies!

 

 

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David Shamansky
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Seriously who opens a door wearing their undies hopefully it was at least boxers. WOW

Sep 09, 2015 12:50 AM #1
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Kameela Wardsworth
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC

LOL! This was too funny! It's great to experience the humor in what we do. I'm glad your clients were cool enough to make light of it. Thanks for sharing!

Sep 09, 2015 12:52 AM #2
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Amy,

 

The joys of being in this businessJ And then those sellers will badger their agents asking why their house hasn’t sold. Go figure.

Sep 09, 2015 12:58 AM #3
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Will Hamm
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Amy, This happens, I once had a showing and we walked in and I yell Realtor, as we were looking in the living room, a girl walked out of the bathroom from a shower with nothing on.  Yikes is right, she said she never got the call from the showing service.

Sep 09, 2015 01:30 AM #4
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Amy Hahn
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David Shamansky - Apparently everyone on a Sunday Morning :-)  I couldn't believe it.  

Kameela Wardsworth - If we couldn't find the humor in our jobs as REALTORS®, life would be way too serious.  I really just couldn't believe our luck 

David Gibson - Right?  It's hard to look at a property with visions of a stranger in tighty whities in our heads...

 Will Hamm  - So, I guess I should be happy that they were at least wearing underwear? LOL... What a day it was for me and my buyer.

 

 

Sep 09, 2015 02:57 AM #5
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Amy Hahn This story was humorous. Perhaps these sellers don't know how to tell time? At least your buyers will not soon forget their day with you!

Sep 09, 2015 04:37 AM #6
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Amy, The good news is they didn't sleep commando!  Fortunately, running into sellers in their skivvies isn't something I've encountered and hope it stays that way!  Bill

Sep 09, 2015 06:43 AM #7
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I sure there would have been few exceptions if either of those skimpy dressed men were hunks in their mid 20's

Oct 09, 2015 01:06 PM #8
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Hey, Amy!

I included this post in today's "Last Week's Favorites".  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Oh, and if I'm ever in your neck of the wood, I will have to check out "Bag Lady" on your map!

Oct 10, 2015 11:59 PM #9
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Great post!  Glad I didnt miss it thanks to Pat's weekly high lights!

Oct 11, 2015 12:24 AM #10
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Evelyn Johnston
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YIKES! I'm sure the listing agents were mortified! Good thing your Client has a sense of humor!

Oct 11, 2015 12:53 AM #11
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Amy - that is really funny.  Yes, that is really good advice for sellers.

Oct 11, 2015 12:55 AM #12
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Amy Hahn For some reason the title reminded me of a book I saw in Barnes and Noble of "odd sayings" titled "Butter my butt and call me a biscuit"!

Oct 11, 2015 01:00 AM #13
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I think you should call yourself the Fruit of the Loom agent. LOL

Oct 11, 2015 01:24 AM #14
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Clearly, the weekends are for sleeping in! Was the weather conducive to the oversleeping?? I hear there was a lot of rain in NC last weekend. :)

Oct 11, 2015 02:10 AM #15
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"My eyes, my eyes" seems to be Realtors' most said line!!   I remember a Buyer in her 70's commenting during a final walk-thru that she was looking forward to finally seeing a certain bedroom because our first showing found a couple in the bed NOT sleeping!!  She didn't bat any eyelash and just moved on to the next room whilst I collapsed in a fit of giggles

Oct 11, 2015 02:10 AM #16
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Two people in one morning who answer the door in their underwear. That has to be some kind of record. I mean - how many people wouldn't at least grab a robe before opening the door? 

Oct 11, 2015 03:35 AM #17
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Funny post. I like how you suggest places where home sellers can buy pajamas! 

Oct 11, 2015 06:20 AM #18
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Kat Palmiotti
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That must have been a fun morning. Evidently, the sellers WANTED to be seen in their undies.  It only takes a minute to yell, "Just a sec" while you slip on clothing.

Oct 11, 2015 10:18 PM #19
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It's been a while since I ran in to one of these situations. Set an alarm people!

Oct 12, 2015 02:45 AM #20
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