Crazy Decison Making

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Best Homes Hawaii RB-13537

Crazy way to make Decisions, but it worked for them.

Many years ago, I was referred and introduced to 2 female clients. As I remember, the older one told life stories that were fascinating, since she revealed her experience that she went to a private elementary school with the daughter of a so called abusive movie star mother. As in the movie about this young girl’s life, mother sent a driver in a Limo to pick the classmate up after school. My customer said that no other children had a Limo pick them up. She told the story that matched the movie that depicted this girl’s life except my client didn’t mention the abuse.

Too Much!The other partner fully believed that there is “Hollow or Inner Earth” with tunnels traversing the sphere! This was in the 80’s when she said there are tunnels that can take you from Hawaii to Colorado in a matter of an hour!

So….I represented them in two transactions. One to sell and one to purchase. It took the course of about 6 months with multiple communication from them asking questions about properties for sale
and property values. They moved from a small 3 three bedroom condominiumized house to a beautiful huge 2 story home high on a mountain top with a long concrete private driveway.

In every situation where they needed to make a choice, One partner before exploring their options, had to communicate with her spiritual guide by snapping her hands as shown in the video. Even when we were at Escrow Signing, the fingers had to be snapped.

Over time, they sold their house through another method. One passed away and the other moved away.



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Comments (19)

Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Bruce,  Very interesting story.  Sounds like crazy can work for some people.  Thanks for sharing.

Dec 30, 2019 07:22 PM
Bruce Hicks

Thanks Bob Crane for checking this out!  Happy New Year in Wisconsin.

Dec 30, 2019 07:31 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

They sound like some fun clients.  Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2019 08:38 PM
Bruce Hicks

Aloha Raymond Henson , did you click on the video URL?

Dec 31, 2019 06:31 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

One of the things that I have loved over the years has been the consistent flow of unusual transactions brought about by the different characters we often encounter.

Dec 30, 2019 08:58 PM
Bruce Hicks

You are SOO right Myrl Jeffcoat .  Thought people would enjoy THIS one!  The girl was from "Mommy Dearest".  True Story!

Dec 31, 2019 06:13 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bruce, I can safely say I am a magnet for "unusual clients" as well as "transactions" now this one is up there:)Endre

Dec 30, 2019 10:47 PM
Bruce Hicks

Our kind of business @EndrEndre Barath, Jr. does seem to have them come out!

Dec 31, 2019 06:15 AM
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

Hi Bruce,
Whatever works, right? To each their own and all that.  With arthritis, I'd be in trouble if that was my way of connecting with my spiritual guide. 

Dec 31, 2019 07:25 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Bruce Hicks well it takes all kinds doesn't it!  This sounds like the 80's to me.  I had a client that thought that taking a bath for hours in the very early hours on the morning would give her the right answers.  Ok whatever!  The tunnel thing is intereting....hmmmmm.

Dec 31, 2019 10:41 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Bruce, I will have to pay closer attention to our clients to see if they are communicating with their spiritual guide, via hand actions as in the video. We had a client who would not do anything during a full moon.  Whatever it takes....

Dec 31, 2019 11:56 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Never a dull moment with some folks! It really does take all kinds to make life interesting Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2020 12:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Bruce - "unusual"  is often the status quo.  All in a day's work so to speak.

Jan 02, 2020 01:16 PM
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Best Hawaii Realtor!

Is this a wonderful business Michael Jacobs !  One of my loan officers said "you should write a book of your experiences, but there has to be time for clients.


Jan 02, 2020 07:37 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope you are enjoying a very productive January.

Jan 21, 2020 11:20 AM
Bruce Hicks

THanks Roy, we are busy with with reports on tax income for clients now, doing 1099's and Excise Tax filings for some of our property owners on the rental side.

Jan 23, 2020 01:56 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Geeze........ How did you do it? Never mind. Don't answer. 

I guess it's true. Everyone wants a house. WOW! You are deserving of many easy sales and good ones too!

Feb 03, 2020 04:54 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enoying a very productive summer.

Take care, be safe and have a very special weekend.

Aug 22, 2020 10:51 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brusce,  Always interesting what we run into from clients and thanks for sharing with us.


Aug 24, 2020 11:15 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

We do run into a variety of people in our business...a true cross section of humanity. Some are more than different, Bruce Hicks 

Aug 24, 2020 04:30 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Bruce, I do believe most of us have stories that are just as crazy as this, and should write a book!   Happy Thanksgiving!  

Nov 26, 2020 07:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bruce, for your comment on my recent post.

It is always good to hear from you.

Apr 13, 2021 07:41 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

If you are too busy to write blogs, consider posting a daily reblog. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

Apr 13, 2021 07:42 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm always up down for a little bit of the outside of the box thinking  as long as it's not so crazy that it tears you a part

May 28, 2021 10:23 PM