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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate!—a podcast that will shatter the HGTV-induced veneer of real estate, and celebrate the challenges of working in this wild, wacky business.
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Nov 4, 2016

Summary:

“When there’s something strange…in your neighborhood…who you gonna call?”—ever since dealing with some ghost-hunting clients and selling a haunted house, Colin Cameron has been singing the Ghostbusters theme song big time.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:39 – Introducing Colin Cameron
  • 01:03 – Colin is operating in Southern Pennsylvania, about an hour from Baltimore
  • 01:50 – 2 years ago is when Colin jumped into the real estate business
  • 02:18 – One Sunday morning, Colin got a call from a pre-approved client, Pam, using a USDA loan
    • 03:10 – Pam wanted to buy a house listed for $ 115,000
    • 03:25 – Right off the bat, Colin could tell Pam wasn’t usual thanks to her email address—“rikihealer”
    • 03:52 – Todd and Pam met at the house
  • 04:08 – As they go through the house, Pam keeps her boyfriend Steve on FaceTime
    • 04:10 – Colin had to sell the house via FaceTime
    • 04:40 – This was Colin’s first sale, they put in an $80K bid, got the house
    • 05:33 – As it turned out, Pam is a ghost-hunter
    • 06:20 – Pam continues to do business with Todd, so they show another house out in the boonies of Pennsylvania—Pam loved the house, Steve wasn’t sure
    • 06:50 – Put in a bid, got the house
    • 07:10 – That’s when Todd starting having trouble getting a hold of Pam
    • 07:20 – Todd went out with his daughter in the grocery store
    • 07:25 – Gets tapped on the shoulder by an acquaintance of Steve
      • 07:30 – He told him that Steve died that day
    • 07:45 – Steve had a heart failure but survived
  • 08:13 – Pam called Todd about the appointment
    • 08:25 – Pam wanted to continue with the purchase because Steve didn’t die
    • 09:44 – They signed the contract and bought the house
  • 10:51 – Pam did pre-occupation
    • 11:13 – They’ve now lived there for 18 months
  • 11:25 – Todd doesn’t know how old the house is
  • 11:54 – Pam figured out that the house is hunted
    • 12:20 – They’re having ghost tours in their house
  • 13:04 – Pam and Steve’s Gettysburg Ghost Exchange
  • 13:15 – Find Colin on Facebook or google him
  • 13:35 –Are you a listener with a crazy story to share? Ping Leigh at www.crazyshitinrealestate.com

3 Key Points

  1. Learn how to manage transactions early.
  2. Always try to help your client—no matter how different their lives may be.
  3. Be prepared for your clients’ to die.

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