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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

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Feb 3, 2017

Koki has not 1, but 5 crazy stories to share—and, to our dismay, we don’t even get his most crazy one! In this episode, Leigh interviews Koki Adasi, an associate broker and team leader for Long and Foster Real Estate in Washington DC. With 10 years in the industry, Koki is no stranger to the debauchery that can be found behind closed doors.

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Time Stamped Show Notes: 

  • 00:21 – Introduction for today’s episode
  • 00:27 – Introducing Koki Adasi to the show
  • 00:47 – Koki is a Team Leader and Associate Broker for Long & Foster, in Washington, DC
  • 01:03 – Koki has been in real estate for 10 years
  • 01:55 – There are so many stories Koki has from his 10-year experience
  • 02:07 – The best story Koki has can’t be shared
  • 02:18 – One of Leigh’s brokers told her before, “If you don’t wind up in litigation at some point, you really aren’t busy in real estate”
  • 02:39 – Koki shares about the crazy mural
    • 02:42 – Koki had a short-sale listing 5-6 years ago
    • 02:48 – The house was in disrepair
    • 02:54 – The seller had a knee problem and asked Koki to go upstairs by himself
    • 03:07 – Koki found this huge mural across the wall which was the picture of the owner in a thong!
    • 03:27 – When Koki went downstairs, the owner’s boyfriend looked at him, laughing
  • 04:14 – Koki’s second story just happened recently
    • 04:18 – He was in Virginia, showing a luxury property
    • 04:23 – He arrived at the property before his clients
    • 04:42 – He pulled up to the house and looked to see if anyone was there
    • 04:46 – A highschool kid answered the door
    • 05:00 – Koki’s clients arrived and they went through the house
    • 05:06 – They went into their son’s bedroom and saw a young lady in the bed, under the sheets
  • 05:37 – Koki shares his third story
    • 05:43 – Koki called the owner early and she said she’ll be home for the showing
    • 05:52 – Koki and his clients knocked, but no one answered
    • 06:00 – As soon as they walked in, the condo smelt like marijuana
    • 06:14 – They proceeded to go in and walk around
    • 06:26 – The master bedroom door was wide open and they found two people doing the deed
    • 06:45 – Koki’s client wanted to watch, but he proceeded to leave
  • 07:28 – Koki shares a dog story
    • 07:38 – Koki was previewing a property
    • 07:41 – The owner said there are dogs in the house that are super friendly
    • 07:52 – Koki arrived at the property and tried to make some noise – no dogs in sight
    • 07:57 – He walked upstairs and heard dogs barking from the basement
    • 08:04 – He went to the top of the stairs and saw not-very-friendly looking pitbulls
    • 08:21 – He turned and ran to the bathroom, while the dogs barked ferociously
    • 08:28 – The dogs made it to the top of the stairs and were banging the bathroom door
    • 08:33 – He wasn’t comfortable leaving the property so Koki waited 30 mins for the agent to fetch him
  • 09:20 – Koki’s last story happened while they were doing a home inspection
    • 09:37 – They knew there was one tenant who was unhappy that the owner was selling the property
    • 09:44 – The tenant was following them around
    • 09:54 – The tenant threatened Koki’s client that if they proceeded to buy the property, he would kill them
    • 10:15 – Koki’s client is handicapped
    • 10:34 – They followed the tenant to his unit and tried to diffuse his anger
    • 10:50 – Koki’s client said they weren’t buying the property
  • 11:52 – Previewing means your realtor goes out to check on the property prior to any showings
  • 12:00 – Leigh believes agents should preview a property before bringing a client over for a viewing
  • 13:12 – Connect with Koki on his website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • 14:04 – Tweet Leigh Brown for your very own crazy story in real estate 

3 Key Points

  1. Definitely expect to have MORE than one crazy real estate story over the span of your career.
  2. Property owners can sometimes be uncooperative in unexpected ways.
  3. Realtors should always preview the properties before the actual showings for the client.

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