Podcast: Crazy Sh!t In Real Estate TM

Crazy Shit In Real Estate

Summary:

When you hire out a truck, you don’t expect it to be used for illegal purposes—especially when it’s hired out to your local church. Unfortunately, today’s guest, Greg Gorman, has had to clean up a wide range of messes made by his clients. In this episode, Leigh welcomes Greg Gorman of Team Paradise in Naples, Florida to share some crazy moving truck experiences.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:40 – Leigh introduces Greg
  • 02:16 – In early 2000s, Greg decided to try their first moving truck
  • 02:25 – Leigh also has her own moving truck
  • 02:48 – On the first week of having the truck, they started advertising
  • 02:56 – One of the clients who sold her house wanted to rent the truck
  • 03:12 – After all the paperwork was done, the woman left with the truck
  • 03:15 – 15 minutes later, the woman called asking for help
  • 03:24 – The woman was less than 3 miles away from Greg’s office
  • 03:31 – When Greg saw the client, the truck was sitting up on 2 wheels
  • 03:50 – The client was in tears and felt horrible
  • 04:03 – The client still gave Greg 3 referrals
  • 04:44 – Greg parks their truck when it’s not in use; someone slashed its tires
  • 05:07 – They were really shocked seeing the slashed tires
  • 06:00 – Greg believes that having the truck was good advertising
  • 06:17 – Leigh and Greg use On The Move
  • 06:50 – Some would return the truck filthy and filled with some unpacked boxes
  • 07:13 – Greg would sometimes call the clients to follow up for the invoice or to get the truck
  • 08:01 – Greg shares another story that caught him off guard
  • 08:04 – David and Greg were at a party one Christmas Eve when Greg received a call
  • 08:14 – The call was from a car insurance agency asking Greg to pick up his moving truck from their impound lot
  • 08:34 – Greg’s truck isn’t just for moving but can be used for other purposes
  • 08:48 – One of their sister churches used their truck for their projects; one of their employees used the truck for their cocaine deals
  • 09:11 – They also stole some bicycles and put them in the back of the truck
  • 09:25 – The church called Greg to apologize as they were disappointed as well
  • 09:32 – When Greg got to the impound, there was a $500 tow fee
  • 10:00 – Greg found the owners of the bike and offered their services
  • 10:44 – We have to be careful with the company we keep
  • 11:27 – As a realtor, you always have to be stretching
  • 12:08 – There are truckers in Naples
  • 12:49 – Before taking on this truck, Greg had a client from Kentucky
  • 12:53 – Greg sold his condo for $1.4M
  • 13:07 – Greg also sold him a $4.2M elevated estate
  • 13:14 – This client moved his stuff using his convertible alone without any help
  • 13:56 – Having a professional realtor is important especially when you are moving
  • 14:26 – Find Greg and his team through ThinkNaples.com
  • 15:44 – Tweet Leigh Brown for your very own crazy story in real estate

3 Key Points

  1. Using a professional realtor while moving is important—you need their support for this stressful process.
  2. A moving truck business has its pros and cons—see if it’s right for you.
  3. As a realtor, take your crazy experiences with a grain of salt.

Credits

Crazy Shit In Real Estate Episode 75: Greg Gorman

Aired on:
July 4, 2017

When you hire out a truck, you don’t expect it to be used for illegal purposes—especially when it’s hired out to your local church. Unfortunately, today’s guest, Greg Gorman, has had to clean up...

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