Yesterday's blog on Stupid Pet Tricks & Real Estate Showings ended with the mention of a naked guy in a shower. Of course he was naked, he was in the shower for heavens sake but as Paul Harvey would say....now for the rest of the story.
Another agent and decided to take a little time to preview a few homes in a neighborhood in Northern Virginia. Both of us were intrigued by a listing in Fairfax Station and when we ran the MLS information found the property listed as vacant.
Vacant properties are terrific when you don't want to be on a time schedule and you can say what you want and figure no one will be following you around asking you a million questions. Nothing seemed amiss when we pull up to the property. No cars or anything that would indicate that someone was around. The lockbox was on the door and the key was securely inside. Figuring the coast was clear, especially since the MLS listing said VACANT we opened the door.
Now the layout of this home was a bit odd because as soon as we came through the foyer we could see him straight ahead. Naked guy in the shower! There wasn't a shower curtain so he was in plain view. We shrieked, he shrieked, think Drew Barrymore encountering ET and we headed for the door.
Being the good agent that I am I stopped to lock the door and put the key back in the lockbox. As we got into our car he comes running out the front door, thankful with a towel around his waist trying to get us to stop. We hop in the car and lock the doors as he is trying to explain to us why he was there. I didn't really care at that point and just put the car in reverse and haul out of there. As we are driving away my associate is on the phone to the listing agent to let them know about naked guy.
The next day a rather contrite and apologetic call arrives from the owner of the property. He had hired someone to do some repair work in the property and they had apparently decided to clean up after they were done. After it was all over and we realized that there wasn't a pervert just randomly using showers in the neighborhood we were able to have a great laugh over the entire incident.
Once again it just goes to show that in real estate there are no ordinary days. Now about the couple........
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