Estate Agent Nearly Dies At Listing Presentation

by admin on April 11, 2011

“A Real Estate Agent Survives The Unthinkable!”

Who would think a simple chat between a property seller and agent could lead to this…

This is breaking News and a true story. For the purpose of confidentiality, the agents name has been with held.  If you have young viewers, I suggest switching this off now.

In what seamed like a harmless meeting with a prospective elderly seller, our subject, a Port Stephens Real Estate Agent, was asked if he wanted a cup of tea while they talked business. Of course he agreed. After sitting down to discuss business, the first sip of this carefully loved brew of tea was consumed. It was hard to hide the strong distaste and this Real Estate Agents concentration was momentarily distracted as he swallowed mouthful after mouthful of what was soon to become folk law, as the worst cup of tea…ever.

Our Real Estate agent was saved half way through the cup of tea and business meeting with the distraction of this sellers dog. This was his opportunity. While the owner went outside to attend to her pet, our subject made his way haste fully and with stealth to the kitchen sink to dispose of this most uncomfortable experience. Of course, full credit must go to the professionalism of this agent as he kept going with his meeting despite his very serious distraction.

The owner returned and the meeting was finalised.

On returning to the office, this Agent had a sudden and unexpected call from the seller. “Are you feeling alright?” she asked.

“Yes, why?” responded our gallant agent.

“Well…You know that cup of tea I made you. Did it taste…a little…off?” asked the seller.

“Yes. It did…why…what happened” asked the agent.

“Well, I have a confession to make. Each year, I use a hot water bottle to warm my dog, as he really feels the cold. In order to save on water, I reuse the hot water from the bottle and poor back into the kettle and reheat each day. The water from last winters hot water bottle was still in the bottle and not long before you arrived, as the weather had got colder suddenly, I decided to poor the water from the hot water bottle, back into the jug. I put the jug on and not long after this, you knocked on the door and I forgot the water in the jug was from the hot water bottle. And of course, the rest is history. I’m soooo sorry.”

Our brave Real Estate Agent drank a cup of tea with hot water bottle water that had been heated and reheated repeatedly over 2 years and sat dormant inside the hot water bottle. A cup of tea would never taste the same again. If you have had or heard of bad experience with food or drink at someone else’s home, please share in the comments below.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Ray White Redland Bay April 12, 2011 at 1:17 am

I hope that the professional got the listing! Brings new meaning to “Outside the Box” he really did stay outside of the box. (coffin)


Cayle May 7, 2011 at 12:14 am

Touchdown! That’s a really cool way of ptuting it!


Zak July 22, 2011 at 7:01 am

I listed a property and when I got up to walk away I didnt realise there were a few steps behind me so as I got up there little dog distracted me and then I tumbled down the stairs, with the instant reaction of shock and of course embarassment..the room erupted in laughter only to find out later that i dislocated my elbow – good times!


Chris Hasson...Your Real Estate Friend September 26, 2011 at 5:32 am

Sorry Zac, this went into spam and only just found your comment. Classic! I was walking down the street the other day and a buyer yelled out and I turned sideways to say gday and see who it was. I was on a mission so had some pace in my steps. I had just turned sideways to say hi when, with an almighty crash, I smashed headfirst into the pole of a street sign. Fat lip, blood and a black eye. Stupid agent, stupid agent! Any more agent stories?


Chris Hasson...Your Real Estate Friend September 26, 2011 at 5:38 am

His name is Clive and he got the listing. It still hasn’t sold lol but no more tea


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