Leigh Brown: Crazy Shit In Real Estate Podcast

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Crazy Shit In Real Estate


To pant-suit or not to pant-suit, that is the question! BethAnn from Spokane, a REALTOR® of 17 years and Spokane native, has a fishy story to tell that involves tuna, a cat in love and – you guessed it – a pant suit. She’s also got another story for the books involving a giant teddy bear and humpy dogs. Can’t stand the mystery? Listen in to hear BethAnn’s crazy stories and learn why she got rid of the pant suit for good.  

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:00 – Introducing BethAnn
  • 01:15 – She’s a Spokane native and has sold real estate for 17 years; her father owned a brokerage in the 70s and 80s
  • 01:30 – She has two sets of twins and five kids total; it was good training for multi-tasking
  • 02:40 – BethAnn’s CSIRE story
  • 02:50 – A month or so ago she went to list a house and did a walk-through; she explained what they needed to declutter for photos
  • 03:30 – They went to the patio and there was a huge larger-than-a-human teddy bear sitting in a lawn chair
  • 03:40 – Two weeks later, she arrives at the house with her photographer; the bear is still on the patio
  • 04:30 – She asked the seller about the bear and the seller got quiet; she said they can’t move it because they need it there for their dogs to hump
  • 05:00 – She was concerned her dogs would be distressed without their humping bear
  • 05:30 – She left the bear in the pictures for fun; the house sold and is under contract
  • 08:00 – What BethAnn has to say about safety
  • 08:45 – Open houses are a huge safety risk for agents
  • 09:00 – She had an open house in her own neighborhood and a gentleman came in who made her feel unsafe
  • 09:20 – She’s a huge advocate for safety; she recommends a lender sit with ladies at open houses
  • 10:00 – BethAnn’s cat story
  • 10:13 – After a year in the business, she got a nice grey suit; she did one of her first open houses and the woman said, “If you let the cat out, you’re fired”
  • 10:25 – She showed a sign on the laundry room door that said not to open it; people were coming in droves to the house
  • 11:00 – She was talking to people in the living room and she sees the cat in the front yard; she tried to get the cat and it goes into a bush
  • 11:35 – She jumped into the bush with her suit but missed the cat, so she got a can of tuna from inside and came back out to get the cat
  • 12:30 – Everyone was watching her through the windows; she called a neighbor with two boys to try and catch the cat
  • 13:00 – She told the home viewers that she had to get the cat and they asked, “Well, what about that cat?”
  • 13:05 – The owners cat was sitting inside looking out the window at the one outside

3 Key Points

  1. Be safe when conducting open houses!
  2. If your dog gets distressed, get a giant humping teddy bear!
  3. Pant suits may or may not be a good idea when chasing a cat. 


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