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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO 2004008944

conversationIt's crunch time now that school is out, the best real estate sales time of the year. Because of that, most of us are stressed while dealing with sellers and buyers who want to capitalize on the season. We might also be trying to schedule some family time for ourselves or even a vacation, which every REALTOR® knows is exactly when our phone begins to ring most incessantly.

So what do we need in June? We need some laughts, that's what! Active Rain to the rescue. I suggest that we have a blog contest in June for agents to tell their most funny real estate stories. Maybe it was something that happened on agent tour, maybe a phone conversation while you were on floor duty, or maybe even something that happened at a closing.

Put on your funnybone hats now and tell us some rib-splitting stories (or even mildly amusing ones) about life in the real estate trenches. I will give it a whirl first.

Surely, we all have a naked guy story, don't we? Agent tour days are pretty active in my market, and a group of us were going from house to house. We pulled up ito a house that was marked VACANT in the MLS.  Because there was a car in the driveway, we rang the doorbell and then went on in, using the Supra box key. Moving from room to room downstairs, we were chatting as usual. From the second story catwalk directly above us came a booming voice, "May I help you?"  Almost in unison, we five females backed from under the catwalk and looked up to see the dripping wet man wrapped only in a towel. We explained that we were agents on tour and the house was supposed to be vacant. He explained that he was related to the owner and used the house occasionally as a stop over point. "I guess it's good that I grabbed a towel," he said.  We asked no more questions and made a hasty retreat. I never did see the upstairs of that house, but to this day, I remember the sight of that man looking down at us.

Lesson learned. If you think you hear water running, it's probably the shower; and the wet person didn't hear the doorbell ring. By the way, we did let the listing agent know that someone was in the house, just in case he was a vagrant. I mean, how can you tell if a wet, towel-draped man is a vagrant or not?

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Mott Marvin Kornicki
Waterway Realtors® • Notary Public & Apostille - Sunny Isles, FL
Miami Notary & Apostille 786-229-7999

That's a funny story! I've had many odd things happen to me in my 35 years in the biz.


May 31, 2018 03:33 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Liz Lockhart very true, we all need a laugh or two. Thanks for the laugh!

May 31, 2018 05:50 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

That is hilarious and such a great idea _venting is one thing but laughter is the best medicine.

May 31, 2018 06:20 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, that is hilarious, Liz! Love the idea too - laughter is, indeed, the best medicine!

Thank you so much for your entry!

May 31, 2018 06:48 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I really should write a book as so many others here in the rain should

May 31, 2018 07:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Liz- love this idea for a challenge and those will be interesting stories to read!!!

May 31, 2018 07:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Liz

We ALL have funny stories to share in this business, don't we?


May 31, 2018 09:13 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

The reading in this challenge oughta be good! 

Jun 01, 2018 01:06 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I once had a similar experience to your naked guy story.  I had called and made an appointment with Mrs. Seller, to show the home.  But, she hadn't conveyed to message to Mr. Seller, who was asleep at the time.  The buyer and I arrived at the house and let ourselves in, just as Mr. Seller was walking down the hall from the bathroom to the bedroom.  He didn't have a towel.

Jun 01, 2018 03:17 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Liz, stress does increase when we are seriously busy, but we ALL have some good stories to share! 

Jun 02, 2018 07:08 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Fun story, Liz Lockhart .  I heard one before about an agent walking in on people "in the act." Obviously they didn't hear the knock on the door.

Jun 03, 2018 01:02 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The short part of the story is I scheduled an appointment and got it confirmed with the agent. I showed up but couldn't find the lockbox. I thought well maybe it is in the backyard since the listing said it was there. What I found was not the lockbox but a young lady sunning herswelf buck naked. Needless to say I did n't show it but I did see that the agent for the listing had changed. Always inform you seller of a showing.

Jun 03, 2018 01:14 PM