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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

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Dec 19, 2019

“Isn’t my body tight and toned? Isn’t it?” Um, awkward! Matt Ivey, a REALTOR® in the triangle area of NC (Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham and the surrounding areas), has quite the story about some crazy shit. From poop-stained carpets to a nutty ex-stripper whose stage name was “Beaverly Woods” (that’s not a typo) – the fun never stopped in that big brick house. Listen in to learn what Matt went through, what he smelled – and what he managed to learn from the whole experience.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:00 – Introducing Matt, a REALTOR® in Raleigh, NC who services the triangle area
  • 02:06 – He enjoys working with first-time homebuyers - he likes the emotion – but he also works with distressed properties and investors
  • 04:00 – Matt’s CSIRE story
  • 04:05 – A lady called him with 110 acres and a four-story house of brick; he goes to meet her thinking it’s going to be a big sale
  • 04:20 – The lady starts talking about an ex-boyfriend, stands up, and asks Matt, “Isn’t my body tight and toned? Isn’t it?”
  • 04:45 – She was an interesting person; the house was not bad on the outside but stunk so bad on the inside
  • 05:50 – It was a 4,000 square foot home with two window units, so they did nothing for the heat – which enhanced the smell
  • 06:15 – The woman explained that her elderly mother had lived there and went crazy; she said, “I probably should’ve checked on her more often, and she had 17 dogs.”
  • 06:30 – The mother wouldn’t let the dogs outside so they just went to the bathroom inside
  • 07:05 – She had a crew of people living in the house and when Matt’s signs went up, a guy living there would break them and take them down
  • 08:40 – The guy who was breaking the signs ended up breaking his neck somehow; the lady wanted to kick him out because she wanted to get the carpets cleaned
  • 10:00 – She got involved in court proceedings and Matt got trolled by her family online; he ended up on “The Real Bad Apples of Wake County”
  • 12:10 – A woman in the group was telling people not to support the woman; she was saying her son broke his neck working for her and now she’s kicking him out
  • 12:30 – Someone also said that the woman used to be a stripper and her exotic dancer name was “Beverly Woods”
  • 13:15 – That name was later corrected to “Beaverly Woods”
  • 13:40 – Her business got terrible reviews and her responses were combative
  • 15:30 – Matt’s takeaways
  • 15:35 – He ended up having to walk away; he saw some good in her but it just wasn’t going to work out
  • 15:40 – Matt learned a lot about the eviction process during this time because the woman was trying to evict tenants
  • 16:30 – It’s important to be able to gauge when it’s time to walk away from a sale; sometimes sellers sabotage themselves
  • 18:15 – How to reach Matt email: matt@costellorei.com and on Instagram @trianglehomesandhops

3 Key Points

  • How you respond to negative reviews matter.
  • There’s a spark of divinity in everyone.
  • Sometimes it’s best to walk away from a sale.
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