Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Top 5 Crazy Things I've Said to Sellers

It takes all kinds of people to make up the world.  Part of my job is being sensitive to my sellers without offending them.  I've run into a menagerie of ticklish situations. Clutter, odors, and ugly decor don't even make the list.

1. "It probably would be better if you 'burn one in the driveway' while your house is on the market.  It is preferable that the house doesn't smell of reefer."

2.  "The bonus room needs to look as large as possible.  Let's prepack the guns and ammo."

3.  "I'm sure your home made beer is delicious!  But I have to ask you to remove the brewing equipment from your bathroom."

4.  "Oh, you make pediatric mouth dentures!  And this is your office...Do you think we could store these (creepy) baby (plaster-of-paris) molds inside this cabinet?"

5.  "You HAVE lost sooooo many pets.  I'm very sorry.  Do you think we could move 'them' (cremated remains) to a different location while we sell your house?"

I couldn't make this stuff up, folks.




  1. How do you keep from laughing? People have no clue about this stuff. Your tips are great.

  2. Oh Linda, It is so hard for me to keep a straight face! People are so funny. It never fails to amaze me how people live. Thanks for taking time to comment.

  3. This post made me laugh out loud! It must be quite a challenge to stage some homes. :)

  4. So glad you could share a laugh, Danylle! Oh yeah, I've got many stories...I appreciate you taking the time to comment. A good laugh is my favorite thing in life.

  5. I love this post. I saw it earlier but I forgot to comment. This post totally cracked me up.

    Thanks for sharing, Linda!


    1. Glad you could have a laugh, Jessie! And, thanks for commenting!