December Challenge: Your Craziest Transaction

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"Truth is stranger than fiction."

Here we are in December again.  Are you ready for another fun ActiveRain Challenge?

What could be more challenging and fun than planning for, dealing with, and surviving the holiday season?  

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS and I thought what better subject to write about for our December Challenge than a transaction that dealt you the most fun, the most challenge OR the one you barely survived to tell about?  However it went down, hopefully, you ended up with the gift of a closing check. 


We've all had them.  We've had the transactions we loved, and the transactions we've struggled with every step of the way and barely survived.  Just choose one to tell us about that ended with the gift of a closing check.

BUT... here's the twist... you can tell us a true story, a totally made-up story, or a combination of both.  You decide.  It will be up to your readers to submit their vote to determine whether they think your story is True or Fake. We've all heard the saying: Truth is stranger than fiction, so be careful when you vote on other entries. 

Here are the easy peasy guidelines you must follow to qualify for the 1500 bonus points for your entry:
  * 250 words in your post
  * At least 1 graphic
  * Post a link to your entry into the comments section of this blog post 

The Challenge begins on December 1st and ends on December 31st.


Anna Banana and I are co-hosting this challenge so share your craziest transaction with us.  We're anxious to hear about it!

Whatever you write about, have fun with it. And, don't forget to read the other entries, make your comments and vote "True" or "Fake."


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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
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Hi Mike now that's a wackadoo story. It closed with no real proof of ownership  other than hearsay.  Hmmmmm.  Great story for the contest!  Thanks!

Dec 05, 2019 09:40 AM #118
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Carol Williams
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Hi Scott Godzyk 
You probably win the prize for the most crazy transactions.  LOL 

Dec 05, 2019 02:06 PM #119
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Carol Williams
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Oh Mike Cooper, GRI 
I knew you'd come up with a goody! 

Dec 05, 2019 03:30 PM #120
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Carol Williams
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Hi John Henry, Florida Architect 
That sounds like a few cons I've heard about... but on steroids! 

Dec 06, 2019 08:52 AM #121
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Carol Williams
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Hi Gwen Banta 
Would it be appropriate to say Good Heavens!?!

Dec 06, 2019 08:56 AM #122
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Candice A. Donofrio
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OH! 2 more from me. I didn't realize the level of crazy! LOL

CRE Cray Kicked To A Whole New Level

and Super Cray - You Want To Date Me? So. . . What? No Really. SO WHAT?

Dec 06, 2019 09:28 AM #123
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Mimi Foster
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Here is my entry. There are so many, but the most people were hurt by this one.

You Tried to do WHAT?

Dec 06, 2019 05:31 PM #124
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Carol. This should be a lot of fun to participate in and read too. TY

Dec 07, 2019 05:01 AM #125
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Dec 07, 2019 10:35 AM #126
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Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434 - Silver Spring, MD
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Here's my entry for this challenge: "A Nutty Real Estate Story". This was so much fun!

Dec 07, 2019 10:39 AM #127
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Hey Candice A. Donofrio I knew I could rely on you for lots of fun stories!  You rock!

Dec 07, 2019 11:25 AM #128
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
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Hi Mimi Foster this one tops any of my stories.....beyond comprehension of some guy would do this....sleez.

Dec 07, 2019 11:28 AM #129
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Hi Sheila Anderson we look  forward to reading your story!

Dec 07, 2019 11:29 AM #130
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
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Good story Myrl Jeffcoat !! You just never know where clients come from and/or how it will go. Great that you got referrals from MR Seller.  Thanks for the enty!

Dec 07, 2019 11:31 AM #131
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Kris Collis, Associate Broker
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Hi Anna and Carol, this contest brings up lots of history,  

here's one or two Two Homes for the Price of One? 

Dec 08, 2019 12:58 AM #132
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Anna and Carol. I am posting my entry below:

https://activerain.com/blogsview/5443928/my-first-transaction?show_share=1

Thank you.

Dec 08, 2019 06:14 AM #133
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Working on it...stay tuned. You'd think we'd have dozens of these... 

Dec 08, 2019 09:32 AM #134
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Carol Williams
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Hi Mimi Foster 
I would be happy if you told us this story is FAKE. I suspect it is true, though.  Thanks for the submission.

Dec 08, 2019 10:03 AM #135
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Carol Williams
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
I enjoyed reading your story. I hope it's ALL true! 

Dec 08, 2019 10:04 AM #136
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Carol Williams
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Hi Barbara Michaluk 
Thanks for sharing your nutty story. I've heard of the Nutty Professor but never a nutty intruder.  LOL

Dec 08, 2019 10:24 AM #137
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