My first/funniest experience in real estate was taking a family out to show them a home. The listing agent had told me the home did not have a sign or lockbox on the property, but the family would be home and I just needed to knock first. I got to what I thought was the right property knocked on the door and opened it and announced that I was a Realtor and brought the family in. We started walking through the home, checking out the living room and then down the hallway to bedrooms and guest bathroom the family really liked what they saw and the we headed to the other side of the home and into the dining room where a stunned family was having lunch and watching a sporting event on TV. The husband stands up and wants to know who I am and what am I doing in their house? I said I spoke with your Realtor and he said that it would be okay to knock and walk in. The man stopped me at that point and let me know that their house was not for sale and they did not even know a Realtor, but added I might want to try next door. I apologized for my mistake and headed out, my clients were shocked and I wanted to crawl back into my car and head home. As we walked up the driveway next door and not knowing what to say, I just turned to the family and said I guess we won't be putting an offer in on that home. We all laughed hard, but I really just wanted to get the heck out of there. I don't think that I'll ever forget that day!
I was going on my very first listing appointment to a property located in The Highlands (A very upscale Subdivision situated around Robert Trent Jones Golf Course). Well I wanted to grab a photo of the property to put in my listing presentation. So I went out there a little early in the day and snapped my photo. Well, as I was getting back into my car a woman came running towards me and I jump out of my car to introduce myself and let her know what I was doing.
Well next thing I hear a huge crash sound..... When I jumped out of my car I forgot to put my car in park and well..... My car was parked on a down hill curve on the street and my car crashed right into a lawn care company's truck. Oh my goodness, the humiliation and embarrassment that over took me made me want to crawl under a rock.
Well, needless to say I had to be back at 5 pm for a listing appointment and I said to the homeowner, "Well there you go, I will be unforgettable to you now. See you at 5 pm". Unfortunately, I didn't get the listing nor did any other REALTOR in town. They did a FSBO and sold it themselves.
Hope this brings a smile to your day!