Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International)

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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

Couple of months ago I was showing properties in the morning.  Was bitten by a dog (it was an accident).  I got it bandaged up but through out the day, it started to bleed thru my pants.  I was double booked and didnt have time to change, had to go around showing properies with a large blood spot (several inches) on my pants.  When I was done, they were ruined. 


At a home inspection a couple of years ago, buyers brought their parents. I had told everyone numerous times to watch their step as there was a drop down into the living room.  I was very concerned as they also brought their 5 year old who was running around very close to the pool.  The mother of the buyer fell, and ended up breaking her nose at the inspections.  I cleaned up the best I could and helped her.  The buyer didnt have any tissues but did have a tampoon.   I will never forget the look of sheer terror on the eldery mothers face, her nose was clearly broken and she had a tampoon hanging from it.   Now that I think of it, I sincerely wish I could purge the haunting image from my brain.

Sep 22, 2015 05:36 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's too embarrassing to post here!  

Sep 22, 2015 04:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I sold the wrong house when I was not paying close attention to the address. 

Sep 22, 2015 03:19 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Some time ago. Walked buyer out the door, twisted the handset lock to the lock position and pulled the door closed.

Then I realized the e-box insert and front door key were inside.

Sep 22, 2015 02:28 AM
John Ferrier
Mortgage Network Solutions, LLC - West Chester, PA
20+ yrs as a consultative mortgage professional

Met a client for 1st time 1 afternoon. Big loan in a brand new development and he knew the site agent from college so it was a great opportunity for me.We hit it off immediately, we were cut from the same cloth. 


That night, I had an 11 PM Men's League hockey game. W/ cages and goalie masks, it's sometimes hard to see faces.  Now you know where this is going.


Got in a scrum in front of the net after the goalie was slashing my legs(more like chopping wood) which eventually led to me yapping and repaying in  kind. End up with about 8 of us crammed in the crease, pushing, shoving, and sharing our deepest affections then the goalie's mask came off. Yes, that was the guy I had met earlier.My face went white and mouth dropped open!

We continued yapping throughout the game as I had thought I lost him as a client. I scored one of the goals that won us the game. Wasn't sure what to say or think going through handshake line, and he refused to shake my hand. All I could say was are you kidding me?


After line was over and we are heading back to locker rooms, I see him out of the corner of my eyes, laughing his tail off. He said "Had you worried didn't I"?  We had a good laugh(at my expense) and we needled me for a couple of minutes, then we moved on.    Many loans and many referrals later, we still laugh about it when we see each other.




Sep 22, 2015 06:13 AM
Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Walking a lady who was about 70+ thru a home an we encountered a closet with special toys and she said its ok honey at my age nothing shocks me. 

Sep 22, 2015 04:56 AM
Andy Madrid
Hawaii Coast Realty, LLC - Kailua-Kona, HI
Expertise, Professionalism, and Service

Well I was showing a house to some potential buyers and as we walked through the home, I opened the door to one of the bedrooms and, well, lets just say it wasn't used for sleeping.  The homeowners looked like they were set up for filming activities of a somewhat salacious nature.....well all turned red, looked at each other and walked out.  We left the house, I turned to the bueyrs and said "well that was interesting".  I sold them something else....

Sep 22, 2015 04:13 AM
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 did a mortgage for the wrong property.  I misheard one number that the borrower said over the phone, and ordered appraisal, title, etc, based on one of my borrowers neighbors homes.  Unfortunately, it was a neighbor with a much nicer, higher valued home.  That was my first year in the business....I learned all about attention to detail very quickly

Sep 22, 2015 03:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont recall any stories Gary, but i do look forward to the stories you collect here.


Sep 22, 2015 03:29 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

I enjoy reading these.

Feb 25, 2019 08:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Gosh, where do you start, there have been so many!   We should write a novel, am sure it would be a best seller! 

Sep 22, 2015 09:20 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I don't embarrass easy, so I am having trouble with that word. But I got stories as anyone would after decades in this business...Oh, here's one. I go into a rental for an inspection and there are Polaroids of the tenant naked with other people in different poses. I could never look upon her again

Sep 22, 2015 08:30 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Walking in on  a naked women in the shower. I guess embarrassing for her!

Sep 22, 2015 08:20 AM