Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, whether you’re focused on turkey leftovers or Black Friday steals and deals, we hope you can take some time to reflect upon a wonderful meal spent with friends and family.
Last week in our “glamorous” series, we shared a few of your adventures with reptiles both big and small, and Patty McLemore’s story about a sneaky “statue” was the hands-down favorite. This week, in keeping with the Thanksgiving theme, we are featuring anecdotes about a few sellers who like to extend their hospitality to a few “friends” all year round, and a third who wants a guarantee that he’ll be able to prepare a feast in his new home.
Prepare to laugh, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite.
I showed a hoarder’s home. We walked through a very narrow path with trash piled high all around us into the kitchen. On the counter in a stack of dishes, there were 5 mice having a party on a plate of last week’s food. My client screamed that there was a mouse and the owner told us not to worry that they were “friendly mice” and liked people. Needless to say we made a quick exit and laughed about the nice mice for weeks.
I was on the last half hour on an open house in Quincy, MA. I was sitting in the front living room, when I could hear a strange noise coming from the kitchen. Getting up, I looked in to see a large rat nudging the cookie jar open. I am not kidding. I yelled at the thing, hey you. It ran into the kitchen cabinet it came out of. The tail was hanging out when some people showed up. I was half laughing myself silly and terrified at the same time. They did not see the rat tail hanging out. After they left, I did too.
I called to tell the seller of the horrible thing that had happened. Her response was,”he is my friend”. She started crying. This thing was as big as a chicken. I told her to call the exterminator-now! Then she flipped out saying that” he was getting his peanut butter cookies out of the cat cookie jar. He does that every night, then comes into the living room to say thank you”. I am still freaking out over that one.
I showed a property to a perspective buyer that included a washer, dryer and stove. He asked me if these worked. I told him I did not know; we could ask the seller but these articles would never be under warranty in the transaction. The next day, he wanted to see the property, again. During this showing, he excused himself to get something out of his car. He returned carrying a large bag. Inside was his personal laundry so “we” could verify that the washer and dryer worked. And the he pulled out a raw chuck roast we could cook in the stove while we were waiting for the laundry to finish. Over the years, we have dealt with insects, rats, mud, snow, trash, tenants, filth, etc. I felt that nothing ever could jar me professionally. Well, I now admit, that chuck roast nearly did me in!
If you’ve got a funny or “glamorous” real estate story of your own to share, we want to hear it! Post it in a comment below and it might be featured in a future post.
And if you’re new to our “glamorous” series, check out some of the hilarious stories we’ve featured in the past, along with the original story that inspired them all.
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
The Glamorous Life of a Real Estate Agent – Volume 6: See You Later Alligator