Rural Real Estate- No Bull

Real Estate Agent with Got Real Estate, LLC

Hey Folks,

My name is Julie Gifford. I've been in real estate for about 9 years and at least every other transaction causes me to learn something. I work mostly in Oconee & Pickens County SC and it has some rural areas.

So here's the deal: I was previewing some acreage for some potential buyer-clients. I did "due diligence" and got the plat, listing sheet, read the remarks and all that other stuff.  So I park my car, climb over the "horse gate" and walk for about 1/2 mile up hill in the middle of this pasture. As I crest the top of the hill... I am looking straight at this giant BULL-- gotta be 1200lbs at least. Also in this pasture are some Cows with their newborn calves! You know how any Momma animal is about her baby.

Well I start walking backward as to keep this bull in my sight, and thank goodness I'm not wearing red! So when I get back down over the crest where they can't see me--- I ran like crazy back to my car Whew! I called the Broker/Listing agent and fussed him out about not putting any type of warning about what was in this field. I was so far away from any other houses and any other way out of that field.

My question: does anyone out there know what I should have done different IF these beasts had started after me? Like should I have dropped and played "dead"? Should I have screamed -- would that have scared these critters off? Should I have run to the nearest tree and tried to climb it? They didn't teach us that in any of the continuing education and additional designation classes I have taken! - Julie Gifford

Comments (2)

Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

We don't have any bulls here in Suburban Maryland but since we're so close to Washington, DC, we do have to step carefully around the BS.

What an experience!

Nov 02, 2008 12:23 PM
Alisha Harrison
John L. Scott, Belfair - Belfair, WA
Allyn, Belfair and Hood Canal real estate expert!

I think you did just what you should do. I work in a mostly rural area, however we don't have a lot of agricultural land. My grandparents raise cattle in Texas though, so I've been around them. I think you did great. Just slowly back away. Usually, they don't charge like you see in the movies.

Nov 02, 2008 12:25 PM