When you're in and out of homes for a living, you see some pretty unusual things. From surreal artwork and outlandish furnishings to quick-fix-it jobs and animal-related issues, working as a Realtor often means you have to be ready for anything.
The agents below fortunately had their phones on hand so they could share the more, um, unique aspects of the listings they visited. Have a look at their quirky finds!
This black bear should definitely keep intruders at bay. Going beyond just a simple bear-skinned rug, this homeowner has the genuine article. One can only imagine if he (or she) stops unruly children in their tracks during open houses.
It's always interesting to check out a homeowner's art collection and what we have here is definitely more eclectic than most. Still, this Realtor makes an important point about keeping the personal items to a minimum so buyers can envision their own belongings in the space. One thing's for sure: these mannequins sure make it memorable.
Let's hope the agent in charge of this open house brought plenty of snacks because that bedding is going to make visitors hungry. (That's a sentence you don't read too often.) You can't help but wonder if, while sleeping under a pepperoni pizza-themed comforter, you dream of food and wake up starving. Let's never find out.
Whenever there's something in the home that presents a fire risk, it's best to address it right away — but not with notes and Scotch tape! Replacing this appliance sooner rather than later is a wise idea.
You'd expect a home listed for a half-million dollars would have a nicer mailbox. This proves that a little (or a lot of) tape can go a long way toward serving as a stop-gap measure. The temptation to use it for other repairs is understandable, but considering mailboxes aren't too pricey and can add plenty of curb appeal, this seller should just bite the bullet and replace this pitiful postbox.
This homeowner deserves points for creative DIY solutions (and a shout out to the strength of that duct tape!), but this is not what you want prospective buyers to remember about a listing. Time to call a plumber!
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