The Case of the Missing Seller
One of our agents had a listing where you had to climb (literally) a hundred rickety wooden stairs to get to the home.
It goes without saying hardly anyone wanted to show this "as is" house. The listing agent hadn't heard from his client in a while. His client didn't have a phone. So he decided to go out to the house to see if he could find him.
Well, up the rickety stairs, of course, he had to climb. And then when he finally got to the top, he discovered the front door was slightly open. He pushed the door and to his surprise he finally found his client. There he was - lying dead on the floor.
(And how fast would you have run back down those rickety stairs? Hm?)
Instead of not leaving the scene (like one shouldn't) and calling the police (like one should), the agent came back to the office. He walked in and said, "I just went up to my client's house and I think he's lying dead on the floor." Of course, all of us in the office were stunned. He went on, "Well, I called out to him and pushed him a little bit and he's just lying there."
Ultimately, the agent called the police. The killer was sought, arrested, put on trial. The agent was called to testify (for his part in the matter). The male involved was convicted of murder. He'd killed the client over drugs.
The moral of the story - the next time you haven't heard from your client in a while, proceed with caution.
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