Ashley Sanders, Real Estate Sales  (Golf Life Properties)

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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     Have set off alarms, twice. 

     Today, when I show houses, I tell Buyers beforehand that if an alarm goes off, get in their car and drive away (because that is what I am going to do). 

    I will call the Listing Agent; but I am not going to be interviewed on site by the Police.

     Side note:  unless you have a high-end luxury home filled with priceless artwork, disable the #@$% alarm system while the house is For Sale!

Feb 28, 2016 09:08 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Drove to a client's house, listing contract in hand. Had to drive back to the office 2 times for missing pages. Fortunately for me, the client thought it was funny, and still signed it.
Needless to say, I am a big fan of e-signing.

Feb 28, 2016 04:57 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Drove forty minutes in traffic with my buyer only to realize I didn't have my Sentrilock card.  My client, who turned into a good friend, ribbed me to no end.  Thank God for Cindy Jones  who lived nearby and was there within ten minutes of me calling her for help.

Feb 28, 2016 11:31 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Yes, I remember doing this & the lady of the house kept on watching TV like we were supposed to be there. I scolded her for letting us in after she told us she wasn't selling it was the house next door.

That was really a highlight!

One of the other ones was where I was showing a house & the pet parakeet kept attacking us like it was a pitbull.  I knew that one swat could spell diaster for the parakeet so we were running away from the thing the whole time lol.

Feb 28, 2016 08:44 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I did that also, but I fell off a 6 foot retaining wall face first

Feb 28, 2016 08:09 AM
Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

keep it clean?? oh my..thats no fun... i didnt do this, but i heard an agent ask if they were looking to get a bigger home because of the baby on the way?? u guessed it.... no baby was coming..just excess ho ho's

Feb 28, 2016 05:09 AM
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

I pushed a red button in the master bedroom and the whole house alarm went off. Man was that piercingly noisey. 

Feb 28, 2016 04:08 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not remembering their names.

Feb 28, 2016 09:03 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I was waiting for a client in one of the high end office buildings to show him office space.  Some guy walked up to me with a painting, and said, oh you are the one I am meeting!  I asked if he had signed in with security, as security was going to open the space.  We got on the elevator and were chatting about art, and he told me that former Pres Reagan loved this artist, and he could not wait to see him.  We both laughed, and I headed back down, and as luck would have it, my client was there...and back up I went with security.  A

Feb 28, 2016 07:52 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

encountering people in bathrooms - either seated or just getting out of a bath

Feb 28, 2016 07:01 AM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I have done the wrong house several times over the years and many times the buyers never knew.

Feb 28, 2016 06:33 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Nothing so far.

May 30, 2019 11:17 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I too have pulled up to the wrong home (it was for sale) and called the showing service asking for the RIGHT lockbox code.   Embarrassing!  

Feb 29, 2016 11:17 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Setting off an alarm and saying the security was great while waiting for instructions to turn off the sirens. Two squad cars passed by and did not even slow down! Not a sale! Enjoy your day!

Feb 29, 2016 09:40 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

My car broke down at a home I was showing, talk about embarrassing.

Feb 29, 2016 05:41 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

so good

Feb 28, 2016 11:11 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

As we were leaving the house I accidently locked the key inside the house.

Feb 28, 2016 11:05 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I enjoyed reading the answers.

Feb 28, 2016 08:30 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Touring an "empty" house by appointment and finding a couple in bed... you said keep it clean so I will say no more than that. ;-)

Feb 28, 2016 04:43 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ashley Sanders - the very first transaction, I had told my buyer to skip the inspection. (And in fact, that turned out to be in my buyer's favor - we got the deal in multiple offer scenario.....)

Feb 28, 2016 02:31 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

i have walked into a few homes that were not the correct one.   it was common back in the crazy days of the early 90s.

Feb 28, 2016 02:22 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Just not driving directly to homes and not knowing my way around well.  It was LONG before GPS was popular or affordable and certainly before it was on your phone.

Feb 28, 2016 01:31 PM
Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Team

Didn't know my way around and got lost with all the turn arounds. Deserved go be fired. Lost $750k sale.  Never got lost again. 

Feb 28, 2016 12:21 PM
Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

For me so far it was the time I had troublw with supra. Couldn't get it to work. Took forever! They are standing on porch waiting. 

Feb 28, 2016 11:01 AM
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I walked into a sliding glass door. Ouch!

Feb 28, 2016 10:25 AM
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Sorry, but I tend to block out bad memories.. 


Feb 28, 2016 09:55 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I was previewing Open Houses on a Sunday afternoon in Georgetown and walked into the wrong house.  Guy was sitting at his dining table in his BVD's reading the Sunday Washington Post.  

Feb 28, 2016 09:55 AM
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Got bit by a dog that was not mentioned on the showing sheet.

Feb 28, 2016 09:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I walked in to a house while someone was in the shower.  I had called ahead and the house was "show anytime."  Oops!

Feb 28, 2016 09:12 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I got stuck in with some mud while walking a rural property. I went to unstick my foot and my shoe came right off and was still stuck in the mud. 

Feb 28, 2016 09:12 AM
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Re/Max Real Estate Connections - Haymarket, VA
HOME~There is no place like it!

I had clients following behind me in my car, and my GPS kept putting me on a ramp, taking me off, and putting me back on the same ramp. We must have gone around it 6 times while I was messing with it until we pulled off into a driveway. I was so embarrassed!

Feb 28, 2016 09:11 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

My electronic lockbox key wouldn't work. It didn't charge and I hadn't noticed. Took my customers to a coffee shop while I charged my key and about an hour later we were back on track.

Feb 28, 2016 07:46 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Got lost showing property once. I also knocked on the wrong door - it was the house next door and given where the sign was it was hard to tell, but of course the house didn't look anything like the MLS sheet I had

Feb 28, 2016 07:44 AM
Peter Mohylsky, SoWal Is HOME.
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

I ran very low on gas and needed to detour to gas up.

Feb 28, 2016 07:11 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I had a document full of misspellings

Feb 28, 2016 06:41 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

I did that, wrong house. Two houses, a few doors apart, same brokerage and agent. 

Feb 28, 2016 06:09 AM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I didn't do this but an agent showed and wrote an offer on the wrong property that wasn't for sale.  I have said something wrong and have to correct what I say. 

Feb 28, 2016 05:39 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Got completely lost showing homes !(pre GPS)

Feb 28, 2016 05:23 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I can't remember doing anything  embarrassing....and for that I'm thankful!!

Feb 28, 2016 04:02 AM