San Francisco Real Estate Podcast: Halloween Episode - Scariest Listing Appointment I've been on.
I've been on hundreds of listing appointments but this is the Scariest Listing Appointment I've ever been on.
On this Episode of the San Francisco Real Estate Podcast, I tell a story of the scariest listing appointment I've ever been on. Was there a murder in the house? Is the house haunted? Listen to find out on this podcast episode.
I want to talk about the scariest listing appointment I've ever, ever, been on. Continuing with my October, Halloween-themed Podcast, every week I'm doing a story about something either morbid or Halloween-related here. If you have no interest in a scary listing appointment story, you can shut this off right now and come back next week and we'll talk more about real estate. This is actually a pretty scary story I’ve told multiple times, over and over and over again, and I want to keep it in fresh in my memory, so let's go, let's jump right into it.
I'm not going to mention any real names, I'm not going to mention any property addresses, just to protect the people who were involved in the story.
A few years ago, I went on a listing appointment in a neighborhood that was pretty close to my house at the time, and I knew the location very well. I had just met some nice sellers, looking to sell their house and to buy another house just a few miles up the road. And so they invited me over to see their house, to preview it, to take a look at the house, and to get my price opinion on what I thought the house was worth. We set up a time, and I went over to the house in the evening, we did a walk through, and I think we even had a beer or something afterwards.
Typically, after we do a walk through, I'll just ask the sellers if there are any disclosures or anything that I should be aware of…
"Has anyone died here in the last three years?”
“We have to disclose if the roof leaks, etc…” I asked a lot of questions... and they both kind of stopped and they looked at each other for about three or four seconds, a little bit longer than they should have. I think at this point I made the mistake of asking, “What's up, what's that look for? I said, what, what’s going on, what happened?”
“I think I've been seeing a ghost in the house."
"We have parties and dinner parties and things, and randomly either I would see it, or some of my other girlfriends who were there, would see it. None of the men at the parties would ever see it. We're sitting in this room; I'm sitting right where you’re at, and I saw an older woman walking down the hall and one of my friends saw it too. My friend said, “Who is that? Is that... Is that your mom? And I said, “Did you see that too?” They were both very very confused because there was no one else in the house at that time.