Hey AR-ers: I thought it might be fun to share some "strange" events we've experienced in our Real Estate career. For instance on showings, agent tours, writing contracts, etc. I'll start.
Oregon 2003: A client called me one morning and asked to preview a home I had e-mailed him. I said sure and we agreed to meet at the house in question. I printed out the listing info and read under "confidential" remarks: Use caution while showing. Tenant has alligator in home.
I thought this was a joke, but I called the Realtor just the same. She assured me there was, indeed, an alligator in the home but that it was kept in a big aquarium.
At the home, my client standing behind me, I took the key out of the lock box and s-l-o-w-l-y opened the front door. I looked to the left, looked to the right and out of the corner of my eye I saw something moving on the fireplace mantle. THE ALLIGATOR was stretched out across the mantle, staring at me and I at him.
I turned and asked my client IF he wanted to go in? He said yes and I said, you're on your own, but I'll watch your back--from this door.
Need-less-to-say, I did NOT sell that house. Thankfully!