The Teenager Who Never Woke Up and Other Wacky Stories

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I'm sure that many agents have stories about awkward times when out with buyers because, no matter how careful you are, somebody in the house you're planning to show occasionally does not get the message that you are going out there.

One of my oddest was the teenager who never woke up. My client and I met to go out to look at homes in the Sumner and Edgewood areas of Pierce County. The first home had a great view of Mt. Rainier and sat on a big piece of land across from a horse pasture. We opened the door in the middle of the morning and after I called out a few times, we began going through the house. A door was closed and we opened it, only to close it quickly as it was clear someone was fast asleep in there. We tiptoed out after looking at the rest of the home and returned to my office. My buyer decided to write up the home and it was on to the inspection. The teen was there again, fast asleep. Same for the appraisal. I began thinking that I needed to write into an addendum that the teenager needed to be removed prior to closing since no one wanted to find out that he came with the house!

On another occasion, I did write that "Llamas, chickens and other livestock to go with/or be removed by seller" into the Purchase and Sale. The house my investor was purchasing had a barnyard full of animals but I think what most freaked him out was the Great Dane on the property. Impressive in size, the dog was taller than hip level for me and reminded me of a small pony. He was very gentle in disposition and never barked. He was, however, very, very big and my buyer, not being accustomed to animals was always uncomfortable so we wrote the addendum in order to reassure him that the dog wouldn't be there when he took possession of the property.

What's your wackiest story? I'm sure there are lots to go around!

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Ashley Drake Gephart
Drake Intel Group - Albuquerque, NM
I had a listing where the teenage daughter made it clear she was not moving. So I just told her we would convey her with the property and asked her what skills she would bring to the sale! She did think that was funny!
Jul 31, 2007 10:22 PM #1
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Irene Potter
John L. Scott - Maple Valley, WA
Creating moving experiences in real estate
Now, the question is, did you draw up a contract for her? We real estate professionals should always do conveyances with the right legal documentation. ;-)
Jul 31, 2007 11:25 PM #2
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Neal Bloom
Keller Williams Properties, Weston FL - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

Irene,

I remember when my parents were selling our home years ago and every-time they showed it I was the sleeping teenager:) I hated when people came over I felt like I was an exhibit.

Aug 01, 2007 06:15 AM #3
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Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
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Two teenagers having sex in a vacant house and yes they wanted to be caught!

Aug 04, 2007 12:15 AM #4
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Darlene Wurth
Keller Williams Select Professionals - Rome, GA
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If I did not know better I would think you was talking about my teenage daughter. LOL  She could sleep thur a torndo!
Aug 04, 2007 12:20 AM #5
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Irene Potter
John L. Scott - Maple Valley, WA
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Wow, the at-home sleepers are winning hands-down on this one!

Neal: I'm seeing you in a whole new light:-)

Todd: Somewhere in my area, there is a grown up agent who has sex in his vacant listings with hookers which I heard about second hand. E-ew! What did you do about the teenagers?

Darlene: Just make sure you've got her in a sleeping bag whenever it's moving day or time to ship her off to college:-)

Aug 05, 2007 01:35 PM #6
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We closed the door and backed out of the property. It belonged to her dad and I think she planned it, she knew we were coming.

Aug 08, 2007 10:55 PM #7
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Irene Potter
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Todd, did you ever find out why she did that? Sounds like a family soap opera (x rated!)

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