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Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Yup, right in my neighborhood. The seller had dug up plantings, removed the bridge to the Koy Pond, detached all the windowboxes, took the good stove and replaced it with a ratty one, removed all the switchplates AND unassembled removed a built-in bookcase.

Needless to say, they wound up in court and paid treble damages.

Jan 14, 2020 04:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

An owner's son having one more romantic tyrst in a vacant unit not realizing it was closing day that afternoon. Shocked to 70 year old couple purchasing in a 55+ community!

Jan 14, 2020 03:59 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Fortunately none come to mind

Jan 14, 2020 04:03 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Most walk throughs go perfect with lots of smiles. In 33 years only 2 have gone bad. A new conruction home where the appliances were stolen. The builder replaced and changed the locks. In the other a divorce sale where the wife went crazy and wrecked the home the night before closing 

Jan 14, 2020 05:13 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nothing to report.

Jan 14, 2020 06:02 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

nothing memorable....sorry.

Jan 14, 2020 05:14 AM
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Thankfully I have avoided that problem

Jan 14, 2020 05:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sorry, but I don't. If you do everything needed upfront there should be no interesting stories or issues.

Jan 14, 2020 05:13 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I wish you all the best with your real estate studies.  

Let's stay focused on the good and positive things in life ... and real estate. 

Jan 14, 2020 09:18 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We had an abandoned cat scare the crap out of us as we opened a closet and it jumped out immediately as we opened the door. My clients ended up keeping the cat the short sale sellers abandoned.

Jan 14, 2020 07:29 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

To finish what was started normally goes as predicted unless someone is out of the flow and the focus and does something to monkey wrench the close. Sellers get impatient, buyers fight their remorse and agents want to move-on

Jan 14, 2020 06:48 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Homes have no copper plumbing. Squatters ripped them as scrap metal.

Jan 14, 2020 06:27 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

No I have not, though another agent noticed the fridge was changed out for a cheaper one as they walked through the home a few days before getting to the closing table...

Jan 14, 2020 06:22 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes! I was working for a builder and got a frantic call from the builder that I needed to come to the walk thru.  I walked into the home and the buyer was laying on the floor looking up an air vent and stating the builder did not paint behind the air vent cover.  I said "Mr. Ho what are you doing laying on the floor"  He started complaining about the paint etc and I said "how many guest come to your home and lay on the floor and look up air vent covers to review the paint?"  Luckily the walk thru continued and he closed on the home but it was a little crazy.

Jan 16, 2020 08:59 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I do not Seth, best of luck with your studies.

Jan 14, 2020 03:51 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Cleaning seems to be the biggest issue I have. Some have taken TV brackets or a refrigerator but, we always work it out.

One moved furniture off of a horribly stained carpet last year. The seller refused to pay for replacement. I encouraged the buyers to walk away from the Closing table as their movers weren't coming for days. About 30 minutes later the seller's agent phoned to say the seller would be paying for the new carpet!

Sometimes you just have to stand your ground and pray that the other party will do the right thing. The most often do!

Jan 14, 2020 03:26 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No, usually pretty quiet.

Jan 14, 2020 10:07 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Pretty boring - roof sprang a leak.

Jan 14, 2020 09:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The favorites are those with no issues.

Jan 14, 2020 09:18 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


No interesting stories, just that everything went accordin to plan.  For us that is interesting, for some boring.  


Jan 14, 2020 08:00 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       The movers who took the seller's furniture out of the house busted the front door frame taking out a heavy piece of furniture.  The seller (and probably their agent) had to have known about it; they said nothing.  We saw it the minute we opened the front door.

       My buyer rightfully demanded that it be replaced (it was a $3000 door system).  Seller balked at first, then they acquiesced and fixed it.

Jan 14, 2020 07:57 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

No nothing memorable. That's a good thing!

Jan 14, 2020 06:55 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This one gets asked all the time Seth Rooker , does that worthless instructor only have three questions for you guys to ask?

My "interesting" story is one in which half an hour before closing the Seller had not started to move out because his agent never told him he had to be out by closing.

NOW, you said you would "love" to hear our responses. Let's see you respond to all of them like the pros here do... or are your words as empty as the instructors classroom?

Jan 14, 2020 06:55 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Nothing comes to mind...which a a good thing.

Jan 15, 2020 10:26 AM