Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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the day before one of my builders was to close on a large parcel of land and the market was just beginning on its downward trend.... I told the builder to NOT CLOSE and walk away from the deposit and all of the engineering costs.... he did what I said and within weeks, the market really began to TANK.... he would not have sold one home at the previous price....

that was a day I'll never forget and neither will the builder who was soooo appreciative.... 

Mar 28, 2017 11:15 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Have had many! One that comes to mind is when a large member of a national franchise decided, unannounced, to close the office immediately!

Mar 28, 2017 10:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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9/11/2001.  Our brokerage had a weekly sales meeting on Tuesdays.  Everyone at the office was in a daze.  Needless to say we did not have our meeting that day.

Mar 28, 2017 10:16 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Most most odd day??? DEFINE NORMAL?!? 

Mar 28, 2017 07:08 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Probably when a seller refused to sign a contract because Mercury was in retrograde.

Mar 28, 2017 11:09 AM
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Your's is quite a story. We showed, on the same day, 2 different condo communities with the same name (one on the North Shore & one on the South Shore - and the funny thing was the wives had the same first name too...Amy and Ami!

Mar 28, 2017 10:53 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Corinne,

That sounds like a great odd day.  What a wonderful story.  A

Mar 28, 2017 10:38 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Each transaction comes with its own dynamics. So far, I keep entertained

Mar 28, 2017 10:15 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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That sounds like a GOOD day!! Ironic, perhaps. Nothing immediately comes to mind for me.

Mar 28, 2017 10:11 AM
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Ruth Grainger-Starr
Grainger Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
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Best odd day I had. I was moving cattle dad was at the office had a long time client call and want to put in an offer on a house. Called Dad he wrote it up. Two hours later listing agent called the seller of first house was putting in an offer on my listing across town. Same price and same close dates.

Mar 28, 2017 10:06 AM
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Bob Crane
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I have been playing this game for a long time, so many odd days.  But most of the involve a long story that will not fit into this little box.

Mar 28, 2017 09:51 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Sometimes I feel as if everyday I spend in this business is an odd day... but really haven't given it much thought.

Mar 28, 2017 09:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Too many to recount.

Mar 28, 2017 12:52 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

"My agent told me it's a holiday and I should not come to look at condos (President's day) - can you show me any condos?"

"Yes, if you are willing to work with me I will get you in plenty".

Wrote 2 cash accepted offers for the same customer that day on 2 condos - total sale = $1.3 million

What a loss for that agent and a great day for me!

Mar 29, 2017 07:06 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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Feels like every day is an odd day, but your day is kind of a fun day, not odd:) 

Mar 28, 2017 06:58 PM
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Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

A couple years ago..on the closing day buyer's wife didn't want to sign because they had an argument that morning, thankfully they worked it out and we were able to close.

Mar 28, 2017 05:46 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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The first one

Mar 28, 2017 03:39 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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I can't match your story, Corinne!   That is bizarre.

Mar 28, 2017 03:06 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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My client but broke into the house he was buying 3 days before closing a

Mar 28, 2017 02:49 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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I've had a few, thanks for asking, now I have some good blog material.

Mar 28, 2017 01:46 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Well that is kind of odd Corrine!  Can't say I've had a day like yours. Probably the oddest for me was back a few years ago in our crazy down market.  I listed a couple of properties and had about 30 or so offers within a day on them. One offer came in signed and initialed - but everything else was blank. Empty offer.  Very odd. I guess they wanted us to fill it whatever the seller wanted!!

Mar 28, 2017 01:46 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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My most off day was closing an estate sale with 8 heirs, all there, all outspoken and all wanting something different their siblings

Mar 28, 2017 12:43 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I have had a number of odd days - but your story is really something, Corinne!

Mar 28, 2017 12:17 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Roy Kelley nailed this one!

Mar 29, 2017 06:17 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

1/11/1999

Mar 29, 2017 06:16 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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taking phone calls all day

Mar 29, 2017 06:12 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Nothing comes to mind, Corinne but I certainly like your "odd" kind of day. Nice.

Mar 29, 2017 05:07 AM
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Corinne - Wow, that is a little odd. The oddest day I had was when I thought I was working with a couple to buy a home, only to find out that their father was the one with the money, and he didn't even know his kids were looking for a home. Needless to say, the relationship between me an my clients ended rather abruptly.

Mar 28, 2017 11:40 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Corinne Guest, Managing Broker - well, when nothing works when you think it is a smooth ride!

Mar 28, 2017 10:42 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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When my broker forgot my name, after eight years, so I left the company.

Mar 28, 2017 10:02 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

When I wrote an offer for 2 clients on the same home one day!

Mar 28, 2017 07:29 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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That is very odd. I had five buyers in one day and it was the day of my broker's funeral that was killed in a car crash. I did attend the funeral too.

Mar 28, 2017 07:23 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
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hmm honestly I can not think of an ODD day they are all different and filled with exciting challenges though. Corinne Guest, Managing Broker 

Mar 16, 2018 09:59 AM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Oh man ... eerie and remarkable at the same time, Corinne Guest, Managing Broker 

Whatever you're doing, eating, saying, or breathing ... keep doing it.  You're on a roll!

Gene

Apr 27, 2017 10:59 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow that is weird.

 

Mar 30, 2017 12:30 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I can think of a lot but my worst day was when I fired one agent, another quit, and the third left to give birth to twins. I lost everybody at once!

Mar 30, 2017 05:59 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

That is odd!  Can't think of anything close to that.

Mar 29, 2017 02:56 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

These days Corinne Guest, Managing Broker Every. Single. Day. Is. Odd. 

Each day ... it just keeps getting more odd. 

Mar 29, 2017 10:09 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I can't think of one odd day, but we have several times ended up working with clients with the same (sometimes strange) first or last name at the same time or having a listing on the same street in a different location at the same time.  I always think it's odd. -Kasey

Mar 29, 2017 09:55 AM
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
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Oh boy, crawling & I mean crawling under a house because the Town insisted the water meter read was there (which it was not & seller out of state) plus with the same sellers...listening to an 8 track tape of the 'Garden of Vida' before one seller would sign the sales agreement!  Everything seems small compared to this one.

Mar 29, 2017 05:11 AM