Funky Friday...The Rest of the Story

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Funky Friday...The Rest of the Story

 

December’s Challenge Your Craziest Transaction hosted by Carol Williams  and Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS was so much fun to read. If you missed some of the posts you can head to the challenge post and scroll through the comments. 

 

Just for fun, I thought I’d fill in the rest of the story for my most unusual and eye-opening consultation. 

 

seriously?

 

To set the record straight the whole story was true, with one exception... this wasn’t a staging consultation, it was a home that the agent was showing me when we were looking for a house on a lake. 

 

My only regret was that Larry was working and wasn’t there to see this house. But everything else was true… the nun, the stadium-style jacuzzi, and all that mauve. 

 

But that’s not all…

 

The next weekend, our agent showed us another home.  It was more house than we needed but it was on a lake so the agent and I took a look at it. Vacant and creepy. We were afraid to open any of the closets. What was odd is that it was decorated very much like the home that was highlighted in my December post and its owner, we soon discovered owned a competing Gentlemens’ Club. 

 

Seriously...you really can’t make this stuff up. 

 

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Lottie Kendall
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Don't you love the term "gentleman's club?" Nothing says sleaze quicker.

I live a boring life, perhaps -- no crazy stories to compete with those I've read here, and that's just fine.

Jan 10, 2020 06:59 AM #7
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Wow the mauve sounds interesting along with the many other features.  Too bad you didn't do a video lol.  You are right though, you can't make this stuff up.

Jan 10, 2020 07:13 AM #8
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Hi Kathy Streib - 

All I can say is WOW! With everything that was mentioned in your entry, I thought how could it not be true? But, I would not have put any money on it.  You just never know... But seeing that second home does cap it off! What are the odds?

Jan 10, 2020 07:29 AM #9
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Maybe they used the sae interior designer, but that is funny.

Jan 10, 2020 07:56 AM #10
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Kathy I don't know, but I am starting to wonder about you ....... LOL

Jan 10, 2020 08:14 AM #11
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Kathy,

The only awful house we ever saw when we bought our home in LA was the home of a carpet wholesaler, and every room and every hallway was carpeted a different color...I could not get out of that house fast enough!  A

Jan 10, 2020 08:43 AM #12
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Hi Kathy Streib - no you really can't make it up.  Thanks for the rest of the story.

Jan 10, 2020 09:39 AM #13
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Hi Kathy,
That makes the story even better!  LOL   I love that you told us it's all true with that one exception!

Jan 10, 2020 10:40 AM #14
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Kathy, OH MY, and in this business nothing surprises me anymore.   Creepy at times! 

Jan 10, 2020 12:39 PM #15
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"The nun, the stadium-style jacuzzi, and all that mauve." Unbelievable! 

Jan 10, 2020 01:19 PM #16
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Hi Wayne Martin It was funny and fun!!!

Barbara Todaro doesn't bother me at all, in fact it would have been fun to have a nun on the property. 

Michael Jacobs It could be my middle name. 

Jan 10, 2020 04:27 PM #17
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Donald Urschalitz oddly enough, I didn't see any in the house. I hear that the poles are great for exercise.

Sheila Anderson you've got that right. 

Brian England no way am I asking her that! LOL

Jan 10, 2020 04:29 PM #18
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Lottie Kendall my preference is a simple and semi-boring life. Doesn't always work out though. 

Norma J. Elkins you know what, it was so long ago, iPhones weren't even around. 

Jan 10, 2020 04:31 PM #19
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I was beginning to think that I might have been in the wrong business! LOL

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 wouldn't that have been a coincidence!!!

George Souto you wouldn't be the first to do so! LOL

Jan 10, 2020 04:33 PM #20
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel ugh, I can't blame you!!!  Our first home in Florida was on the water. The seller had been a builder and it looked as if he'd saved materials from all of his different jobs and incorporated them into the cabana bath. 

 

Jan 10, 2020 04:37 PM #21
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Grant Schneider it stayed in my memory and you can see why. 

Carol Williams I just wish I had pics from it but it was from so long ago.

Joan Cox the agent and I were scared to open some of the closets. Not sure what we'd see. 

Jan 10, 2020 04:40 PM #22
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Myrl Jeffcoat can you imagine remodeling that house!!!

Jan 10, 2020 04:41 PM #23
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Morning Kathy.

In my days I've been involved in some crazy stuff, sadly most of it is something I can't discuss in this forum.  

Jan 11, 2020 01:01 AM #24
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OMG. What are the odds, Kathy?  I had to go read the first story before finishing this one. Lol. You're right - you can't make this stuff up. D 

Jan 11, 2020 08:50 AM #25
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Hi Kathy:

That's quite a story!

I remember a house we looked at on a lake in MN - every single room except the kitchen had a different color shag carpet (and these were BRIGHT - orange, red, lime green) and each room was brightly colored, too. Psychedelic! Truly amazing.

Jeff

Jan 12, 2020 08:26 AM #26
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