Have I got a story! A huge 5 bdrm house behind me in a very family neighborhood was for sale. It had an office sign and agent that I had seen around town before. As a nosy neighbor, I went through the open house. I was greeted by the husband and wife owners who disclosed that he was an agent. As I walked through I was initially alarmed at the amount of clutter, dark rooms from closed curtains and minimal lights. Then I saw some very unusual artwork, a dream-catcher made of bones and a mask with mouth and eyes stapled shut. My first thought was a 5 year old having nightmares after seeing them. (Lets see, this was 6 years ago and I still vividly remember it.) Then I went upstairs. One bedroom was painted all black - all walls, all trim, and the ceiling! Engraved/gouged in the trim of the door was some sort of foreign or ancient writing in white. This is not something that could be covered up with putty and paint, you would have to replace the trim. I wasn't sure until I saw on the desk some clues that yes, they were practicing voodoo.
For the next several months, this was the talk of the neighborhood. Everyone was asking everyone else if they had seen it. But they all warned, don't take the kids. I couldn't believe this was a Realtor. I took the listing sheet and ran some comps, the house was overpriced by about $100,000 too! The home was finally taken off the market and my Realtor said that fellow Realtors told him that he had become the joke of the industry. Talk about lack of objectivity.
Michel: I thought it was a great question to spur conversation. Sorry people thought you were planning on doing it.