Nat Wallen, Founder of the BellaRuby Free Real Estate CRM (BellaRuby LLC)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I'm the craziest thing you've ever seen in real estate. 3:)
Seriously, most of the craziest things that I've ever seen have had to do with the behavior of other agents.

Mar 31, 2017 07:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nothing terribly freaky at all. And by the way, this is not a forum to push your products/services. You can always write a post about them.

Mar 31, 2017 06:52 AM
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Not in a house but happened in a house.  An agent showing one of my listings locked herself out and decided the best way to get back in was to kick the door from the garage into the house to open it. Door frame was broken, seller was irate, I was fit to be tied and she, yes she...said it was not a big deal.  $395 later to install a new door frame it was a big deal.  That agent got off easy.  

Mar 31, 2017 10:29 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

What's strange is what becomes normal in this business!

Mar 31, 2017 09:39 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hoarders and naked people rank about the highest.

Mar 31, 2017 07:09 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I dunno if it's the craziest, but it is in my highlight reel. I was showing a couple a vacant Rancho Santa Fe mini-mansion, 10,000 sqft and we thought we were alone, had been in the house 20 minutes when I walked into the master bedroom leading the couple to see a young woman towel drying her hair, bent over, backside towards me. "HELLO!" 

I back peddled so fast I collided into the husband behind me who got in big trouble with his wife, because as I was trying to get out, he was trying to get a better look.

Turns out she was an out of town family friend, using the house to get ready for a family wedding (seller's family) she was a bridesmaid for. The owner's had let her use the home as a crash-pad for the weekend without telling anyone.

The Realtor in me was mortified. The man, not so much. My client, well let's say the drive to the next home was full of some choice words from his wife.

Mar 31, 2017 06:57 AM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

During a showing the seller had one of the bedrooms full of witchcraft stuffs

Mar 31, 2017 07:04 AM
Nat Wallen
BellaRuby LLC - Charleston, SC
Founder of the BellaRuby Free Real Estate CRM

I have had a few... a urinal in the powder room next to the foyer of a 4 million dollar home in the same house a nude photo of the wife (who happened to be a dallas cowbow cheerleader at one time) hanging in the hallway leading to the master bedroom (not an art piece, more of a here is me with my cheerleader gear, minus the clothes)...made for interesting conversation on the way to the next house.

Mar 31, 2017 10:18 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Nat Wallen A few years ago I had an appointment to list a home. I met with the owner and listed the property. After he signed the paperwork, he asked me to get out a Purchase Agreement because he wanted to buy it back. Divorce cases can be fun. The Wife wasn't going to agree with anything he wanted. The deal eventually fell through and foreclosed.

Mar 31, 2017 09:39 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't say I have anything particularly crazy or freaky to add. Your question, I think, is kind of a sneaky way to lead into publicizing your services which is not really appropriate here. How about writing posts about them. You will likely get more eyes, too.

Mar 31, 2017 07:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I'd have to say the craziest things I see in real estate is right here in the AR community ... primarily in the Q&A Section ... of repeated questions and people using the Q&A to sell the goods and services. 

Mar 31, 2017 07:47 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This question.

Mar 31, 2017 07:03 AM
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

Snakeskin in a closet - I wondered where the snake was, but thankfully never found out -

Mar 31, 2017 06:55 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I absolutely agree with Candice. Some agents words or actions  make my stomach feel judgment though. 

Mar 31, 2017 11:22 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Showing a home and their 15 year old son was sleeping in one of the bedrooms in his underwear.  We left REALLY fast.

Mar 31, 2017 03:49 PM
John Meussner
Mortgages in AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, IN, MD, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NV, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI - Fair Oaks, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Fair Oaks, CA 484-680-4852

I wish I still had the photo, but it was a 2 story house with a door on the back of the house, 2nd floor, that led to nothing.


It was clear there was supposed to be a deck or something there, but it was just a doorway to a really big drop.  These folks also had an above ground swimming pool that was used as a dumpster.  I assumed there was some major financial issues they were dealing with.

Mar 31, 2017 12:20 PM
John Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Broker, SFR - Vancouver WA Real Estate

Took a short-sale listing where a winter-time broken pipe in the upstairs bathroom ran for two weeks before the water was turned off.  The mold kept growing through the warmer months while the Big bank took forever to approve a deal.

Mar 31, 2017 11:50 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Last 12 months. A showing that promoted a 'deceased persons' call.

24 months - Showing my PREMO listing adjacent to Starkey Ranch Preserve when a 'herd' of wild boars charge from the brush. Thank God and Century Fences for chain link.

During the 'Winter Years' a showing in a house without utilities. Open door between laundry and garage and through the pitch blackness could 'sense' someone lurking in the darkness. OJ could not have caught me on ensuing sprint.

I'll head to your profile to see what your start-up is. I like to know about those who  are hustling to make things happen. I don't share the same sentiment others have expressed.

Oh, BellaRuby. Outstanding.

You need to presenting your solution to new agents and many of them are right here. Just change it up a little.

Mar 31, 2017 11:11 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have seen naked people and though it didn't freak me out, it was  a totally unwanted encounter from both sides.

Mar 31, 2017 10:22 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I sell REO homes, i get crazy every day. My G rated story was a horder house where each room was stuffed but with the same thing. Such as 1 room all green plastic bottles, 1 all cans, 1 brown bottles, 1 shopping bags and the worst, was all the household trash

Mar 31, 2017 09:56 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hoarding is an issue - but an interesting item is a lava tube found in the crawl space of the home, which the owners ended up opening more and have a fantastic wine storage area.

Mar 31, 2017 09:50 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Human bahaviors.  

Mar 31, 2017 07:46 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No thankis.

Mar 31, 2017 07:32 AM
Ruth Grainger-Starr
Gold District Realty - Cripple Creek, CO
providing AWESOME real estate adventures

Biggest one was a house that I knew was vacant for years, I was showing the house next door to it and as we looked out the window we saw the chimney moving wildly and it was not windy. Watched a family of raccoons crawl out of it. But our imaginations were prepared for anything at that time. 

Mar 31, 2017 07:20 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

A big ass snake in a fish aquarium

Mar 31, 2017 06:52 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Too many to pick just one! It comes with the territory! Unexpected, but happens nonetheless!

Mar 31, 2017 06:52 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

A marijuana grow house fill in the rafters with sprinklers and watering lines.  The home was totally torn apart.  I wouldn't allow my buyer to make an offer on the home at any price due to the chances of past clients showing up stoned.

Mar 31, 2017 08:59 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I had a buyer break into a home he was buyig and then could not get the loan.

Mar 31, 2017 06:57 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

3 huge 450 pound pot belly pigs at a luxury home showing - and the la never mentioned a word about them. It was crazy!

Mar 31, 2017 04:48 PM
Michelle Edwards
Realty One Group Trilogy - San Bernardino, CA
Licensed Realtor® in California and Nevada

While traveling in New Orleans, property For Sale signs routinely had riders declaring "Haunted" or "Not Haunted". 

Mar 31, 2017 09:04 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I've seen some pretty crazy things, nothing really sticks out as the craziest.

Mar 31, 2017 08:39 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

The only thing I can think of right now I didn't actually see, another agent in my company did - an owner with a huge pet alligator living in their basement, uncaged and left there even during showings.  What is even more freaky to me is that alligators are one of my fears, a reason why I could never live in places like Florida that have them, and this house was in my neighborhood where I lived at the Idaho...-Kasey

Mar 31, 2017 08:15 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I can't think of anything "crazy".... everyday is as crazy as another...but nothing outrageous...

Mar 31, 2017 07:39 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Pretty standard stuff.

Mar 31, 2017 07:35 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Years ago when illegal, a renter had a marijuana lab elaborately set-up and concealed in a home which is how he was paying the rent and then some.

Mar 31, 2017 07:26 AM
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-284-9826
White Sands Realty Group FL | 941-284-9826 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of

Sorry to say, Nat Wallen, but I feel the same way as Nina Hollander - this is not the place to promote your products.   

Mar 31, 2017 07:22 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

squatter in foreclosure at 6AM in morning

Mar 31, 2017 07:00 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Having to keep it PG just won't let me use any of my top 3 so I will have to ponder. 

Dec 13, 2017 08:09 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I think the HUGE snake in the master bedroom sunken tub, that escaped!

Apr 02, 2017 03:27 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I was showing a house and the owners had a friend living in the basement. It was like a dungeon full of swords, knives, dragons, lots of games, etc. As the buyers walked through the door, a sword hanging over it fell down and just missed the client's head! It was a dull broadsword but weight about 20 pounds and would have left a mark!

Apr 02, 2017 07:08 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

The things that have come out of the mouths of some of the less capable agents and transaction coordinators.

Apr 01, 2017 07:04 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

I had someone ask me to list their haunted house. You'll hear about alleged haunted homes built on Indian burial ground here in CT. I know that sounds very Scooby-Doo but the stories exist. I didn't think too much about it until I went in the house- but that's a topic for a blog post. Spooky, 

Apr 01, 2017 06:05 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

A house owned by a hoarder.  Cue the music from the shower scene in  Psycho!! 

Apr 01, 2017 05:49 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I did run into a person trying to sell his neighbor's home because he didn't like him.

Apr 01, 2017 05:41 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Nat Wallen - lots of them and now, none of them sound crazy! Really!

Mar 31, 2017 11:39 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Catching someone stepping out of the shower - wife didn't tell hubby that they had a showing!  

Mar 31, 2017 09:38 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Freaky artwork


Mar 31, 2017 07:26 PM