We had this emailed to us a while back for inclusion on OnlyOpenHouses.com. We decided we need a blog where we can centralize the funny, bizzare, helpful and not so helpful that is the Open House universe. So without further delay, here’s something many Realtors will appreciate. Hosting an open house on an empty stomach is not a good idea, trust me. Not too long ago I agreed to help out a fellow agent by sitting at his open house all day. But the morning of the open house I was running late and I didn’t have time to grab anything to eat.
A few hours went by, and suddenly, a loud, long groaning noise rumbled from my stomach. I didn’t want others to hear, so I thought I’d sneak a snack. I spotted a jar of pretzels on the kitchen counter. Nobody was looking. Should I or shouldn’t I? My stomach growled again. I reached in the jar and as I yanked one out, I heard a buzzing noise behind me.
I slowly turned around, pretzel in hand, only to find that a remote camera on the kitchen island was pointed directly at me. I stepped to the left, and it turned left. I stepped to the right, and it followed me right.
Finally, I dropped to my knees and worked my way around the island, careful to stay hidden from the camera. I heard the camera’s motor moving back and forth unable to detect me. Ha!
Then it struck me: What in the world am I doing? I’m not a criminal. I’m just a hungry real estate agent who forgot to bring a lunch! Nevertheless, I steered clear of the pretzel jar for the rest of the open house.
The next day I confessed to the listing agent about my pretzel “sampling” mission. The listing agent laughed; he told me the camera was only a toy and couldn’t even record anything. I starved for nothing.