Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce  (EXP Realty 414-525-0563)

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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

The Seller who showed her real "true" MEAN, VICIOUS personality at the end, and not the the sugar-coated sweetheart she wanted everyone to believe she was...

Dec 23, 2015 12:19 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh, I had this one guy back in the day who acted like Donald Trump meets Leona Helmsley on speed, buying a gorgeous builder's model via a great builder, great listing agent and it by all rights should have been a seamless transaction. His wife videotaped him waving a cigar bragging about his house, during about 5 different 'we're in town and need to see the house NOW' showings during escrow. (It never changed from one day to the next - it was perfect and no one else was in it) And us, he threatened to sue EVERY day. Seriously. He would say "In case this ends up in court" in every sentence.  He parsed every word from me, the builder and the builder's agent, the home inspector and even the termite company that did the pretreat, and during the final walkthrough tried to invent problems that did not exist, like he was just itching to prove us all to be crooks when we killed him with kindness.  My broker said "He is the most insecure person in the world and he wants you to join him, do NOT." He sure tried, though.

Dec 22, 2015 11:44 PM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

My most challenging "client" recently was the buyers agent. They told their buyer that all the mistakes the buyers agent made were my fault.

Dec 23, 2015 01:11 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

First time home buyer that could not remember any of the details or kept loosing her measurements of the rooms and wanted me to go over there 5 times.

Dec 23, 2015 12:46 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Cried throughout the closing.

"I can't do this!"

Hand holding. Reassuring. Snowing tissues. That was 4 years ago.

Today, she pockets over $100,000 profit. 

I still expect 'snow' at the closing.

Dec 22, 2015 11:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I had a divorcing couple too with restraining orders against each other.

Dec 23, 2015 10:33 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Sally. Doing a mortgage for clients that owed $64,000 to IRS.

Dec 23, 2015 05:05 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Early in my career, I was given a corporate re-lo referral from the Office Manager of my company.  The guy complained about every house I showed him... when we finally wrote an offer, he said that he would probably regret buying that house

At the Closing Table, he told the Listing Agent, "your sign is still in my yard... if it isn't gone by the end of today I will throw it in the trash".

What a grouch!

Dec 23, 2015 01:19 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Friends & family are most challenging to work with, but love each one

Dec 23, 2015 09:47 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It was a client who refused to answer the phone that last few days before closing

Dec 23, 2015 08:46 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

A pair of unrelated co-owners, one easy and one a nightmare. The latter agreed to the sales contract then changed his mind at the last minute but couldn't get out of the contract. He refused to move out on closing and had to be evicted. Crazy!

Dec 23, 2015 06:24 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have had the gambit...anything outside of easy-peasy nice & breezy needs some adjustment and there is a lot out there to adjust

Dec 23, 2015 03:48 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

I interview the buyers I work with and if they are going to be a nightmare, I don't work with them.

I can honestly say that in the past 10 years, I have not had a "buyer from hell"  but I have worked with several agents that fit the profile.


Dec 23, 2015 03:38 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Mine was a client that had such a foul mouth that I was embarrassed when anyone heard him.  I tried my best from him ever meeting any of the other parties involved in the transaction.  

He was an attorney and a litigator and a really awful person.

Dec 23, 2015 03:37 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It all narrows down to a face to face honest conversation. You have to keep in touch with your client and address their fears, concerns and wishes. If a client does not trust you, they run/hide/disappear. 

Dec 23, 2015 03:35 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

Just closed a difficult client- It seems as though I was always booked when she demanded to be shown house the following day- ummm  that is a surprise???  Then she asked me when she would be my priority client.  I told her that first come first served gets the spot on my calendar.  She told me she wanted me every night the following week...  Ummm NO!!!

Dec 23, 2015 03:00 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

I had a client who changed her mind the day of closing and didn't want to sell because someone told her she could get more for her home.  She finally closed after consulting with a real estate attorney.

Dec 23, 2015 02:01 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A Europeon pension fund that was a bit cuthroat.

Dec 23, 2015 12:40 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Working with that client now. We started looking for a house with acreage at nearly $500,000 then moved to old historic in town properties on postage stamp lots that needed major renovation to getting house plans drawn and building from scratch.  Then after making that offer which didn't work moved the price range down to $300,000's because they decided they didn't want to have to wait to sell they current home. Then it changed just last week to a standard neighborhood house with an expectation of staying only a couple of years and the price range was not above $230,000. I do feel like I have been around the world.

Dec 23, 2015 12:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It's the ones that don't close that are most challenging.

Once a transaction is complete --- we have choices --- thank them and wish them all or consider their challenges and determine if we will work together again if such an opportunity presents itself.


Dec 23, 2015 12:11 AM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Recently I represented a Seller who refused to allow the Buyer to do a walk through because she was bitter about some concessions she had to make and said the Buyers were not welcome in the Home until after they owned it. It took a lot of persuading but She finally agreed to the walk through.

Dec 22, 2015 11:38 PM