The Lighter Side of Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with Tomlinson Sothebys International Realty

The oddest situation I have come up against happened when showing a farm home near Priest River.  Myself and my clients walked through several feet of snow to enter the vacant home.  The first person through the unlocked door yelled "there's a cow under the floor".  Sure enough there was a cow in the crawl space more startled than us.  We figured he (or she) charged through the unlocked door not realizing the entry floor boards were still missing from the former unfinished remodeling project, fell into the crawl space and the door slammed shut. He couldn't climb up out of the crawl space and there he was until we arrived.  It was a happy ending with the rescuing of the cow by his owner...at least that's what they told me.

I bet you have a story.  I'd love to hear it.

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Rainmaker
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Linda Lipscomb
Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN - Lexington, TN
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Reminds me of a story.....was trying to show a home.  They had a huge saint bernard dog that was laying across the front porch right in front of the keybox.  I got out of the car, walked up the porch, stepped over the dog and unlocked the home.  The buyers would not get out of the car.  We still laugh about it when we see each other.

 

Apr 21, 2008 04:09 PM #1
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I am not sure I would walk over the dog. You got the guts.
Apr 21, 2008 04:13 PM #2
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Carla Harbert
www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com - Avon, OH
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What a story to tell! That has topped anything I had ever heard!! Wow - Carla
Apr 21, 2008 04:20 PM #3
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Gary McNinch
Better Properties Real Estate - Renton, WA
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Judith,

Not sure what to think of tonite, my brain is too burned to think.  

List and Sell (and thanks for the MOOOOOVING Story)   Gary @ RentonHomeFinder

Apr 21, 2008 05:02 PM #4
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Dawn Bush
Exit Landmark Realty - Waldorf, MD
Southern Maryland Real Estate

Well, my funny story doesn't involve a cow, but my clients and I got a really good laugh none the less.  We went to look at a foreclosed home.  As we pulled up there was a huge junk pile in the back yard and lots of tall grass in the front yard.  It was summer so I was wearing open toed shoes and capri pants so had to walk very carefully through the knee high grass in the yard to get to the porch, praying that I wouldn't come across any snakes or critters.  When we finally got up to the porch, the lock box was covered in a spiderweb so I used my shoe to clear it away.  I opened the box and went inside announcing my presence.  We walked through the living room and into the kitchen and discovered that the back door was missing.  I felt so silly that we could have gone through the absent back door where there was no grass instead of fighting to the front door.  I learned that it isn't always best to choose the path less traveled.  :)

Nov 28, 2009 11:11 AM #5
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Don Klassen

My Story: Years ago, when I was first licensed, one of my colleagues has an, almost, nightmare situation! His Buyer chose a particular townhome from a new projects, made an offer, got it accepted, arranged financing etc. and waited for possession day, When she was presented the key to her home she was surprised to find that the key did not work in the lock. After much trying the sales manager came and, after checking their paperwork, discovered that the key was for the unit next to the one she chose. Turned out that the original offer had been written with the wrong civic and legal address. She had bought the wrong house. What did she do? She said let's have a look at the one I actually bought. She said OK this will work and a lot of salespeople breathed a huge sigh of relief. Disaster adverted by her congenial attitude!

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