Real estate can lead to some pretty interesting stories. Here are three events that stood out to me the most.
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I’ve spent more than 20 years in the real estate business, and those two decades have been filled with a lot of interesting moments. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on the fun, weird, and wild things I’ve seen throughout the years. There were three profound moments that really stood out to me, and today I’d like to share them with you.
I had one of my first sales in the fall of 1998, when I helped a large family purchase an oceanfront property. Years later, they were looking to expand their investments, so I found them a property. It was a few days before closing and they still hadn’t received a loan package. Why? Because the underwriter wanted to see the title for the buyer’s Volkswagen. Regardless of the buyer’s many other assets, this loan professional was fixated on whether an old car was paid for.
Another time, I’d just finished showing a home to a family. They had pulled away already, and I was just about to get into my truck. Before I got in, I saw a woman walk out of the house I had just shown. Apparently, she’d been on the deck the whole time; she only came out after hearing the door shut when we left. Then, after this somewhat odd encounter, she asked me to fix the light pole. Unfortunately for her, I couldn’t help.
A lot of things have happened throughout the years, but these were a few of the events that stood out to me the most.
My last story occurred when I was driving around, searching for a home’s location. It was difficult to find, but I finally arrived — with no way of getting inside! I figured I would walk to the owner’s home, as it was just down the road. Suddenly, a woman in the bushes asked, “Can I help you?” I told the bush woman of my plight, and she told me she could help. The whole ordeal just felt off, and it was one of the most uncomfortable experiences I’ve ever had in real estate. When we arrived, she began freaking out about everything that was wrong with the home. It turns out she was one of the owners, and she didn’t want it to be sold.
A lot of things have happened throughout the years, but these were a few of the events that stood out to me the most. If you have any questions about real estate or would like to hear about more of my adventures, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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