Besides naked people and dog poop, animals seem to be one of the most common things real estate agents encounter that make for an entertaining story. Last week we shared three tales about man’s best friend that had us in stitches and asked you to vote for your favorite. It’s too close to declare a winner, so cast your vote if you haven’t already.
This week we’ve got stories about a whole different species. It’s a far cry from a cuddly pooch and inspires many to get the heck out of dodge when it makes an appearance. Check out these adventures with alligators and similar reptiles and vote for the one you like best.
While showing a property in Naples Florida with clients from Ohio we stepped outside to enjoy the tropical landscaping and the beautiful sunny Florida winter day. I pointed out the lovely rock formation on the golf course. The “rock formation” opened it’s mouth and it was a huge alligator. The alligator was the biggest one I have ever seen. It’s shoulders were 3 plus feet across. We turned tail and left. Needless to say the buyers did not choose this property.
I’ve often said Realtors should get together and write a book as we have so many “adventures.” One in particular was when our agents were touring a new listing. Upon opening the front door, directly in our path was a large tank wherein resided an equally large alligator. The gater commenced to open his mouth wide and hiss very loudly at us. Picture an elderly real estate agent running screaming from the house, diving into a car, locking the door and peeking out of the window. My guess is that she was just as afraid of alligators as she was of dogs.
You know that weird feeling you get like someone’s watching you? Several years ago I was sitting an open house on another agent’s listing- and I got that funny feeling- then heard a noise- and walking across the back of the couch coming towards me was a lizzard about 3 feet long. I left that open house fast.
I had a showing on a home basically empty except for a few pieces of furniture in a two story. As I got to the middle bedroom upstairs I opened the door and found a darkly painted room. I immediately went for the curtains to get more light. Just as the light hit, I saw it! This huge reptile type lizard next to the wall right next to my foot! Alarmed I jumped but collected myself and thought no its a statue. But just as I thought of this the thing took a step towards me and hissed!! I’m not sure how I got downstairs but I did it so fast I don’t think my feet hit a step! My clients were ahead of me! Funny now but I almost had a heart attack!
Got a crazy animal encounter of your own, or another real estate adventure that you’d like to share? Post it in a comment below and we may feature it in a future post!
If you need inspiration, check out the other stories we’ve featured so far:
The Glamorous Life of a Real Estate Agent – Volume 1: Insect Encounters
The Glamorous Life of a Real Estate Agent – Volume 2: Cops & Robbers
The Glamorous Life of a Real Estate Agent – Volume 3: I See Dead People
The Glamorous Life of a Real Estate Agent – Volume 4: The Bare Naked Truth
The Glamorous Life of a Real Estate Agent – Volume 5: Gone to the Dogs