Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

 Sadly, I've had to deal with far more drunken agents than clients!

Apr 07, 2017 10:26 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

You never know what you will experience as a real estate professional. 

Mar 31, 2018 06:26 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I once went to a home for a listing presentation.  The wife was home on her lunch hour but the husband was obviously intoxicated.  When the house closed he showed up at the office reeking of cigarette smoke and demanding his money immediately.

Apr 07, 2017 08:41 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I have a low tolerance for any kind of nonsense, drama or grief factor. Stay the hell out of the way and let me exceed your expectations. Otherwise you'll soon be free to pick another.

Apr 07, 2017 01:19 PM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

A drunk agent called me to ask if had buyers for the listing she had across the street from one I'd just sold.  

Prior to listing with the other agent, the seller had come over to talk with me a few times and called me as well.  He was an odd guy who said and did all kinds of crazy things, so I didn't want to engage with him.

I told the agent I didn't have a buyer for her and asked how things were going. She unloaded, saying that when she told the seller what the house was worth, he called her a lying, f***ing b!tch and told her to get the f*** out of his house and that was just the beginning.  She said PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring me a buyer!  I want this to be over!  PLEASE!!!!!

With that kind of client, I'd probably drink, too. 

Apr 07, 2017 12:18 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Never had to deal with that so far.

I had a client get in my car once with a cocktail in a travel mug and I asked him to leave it behind or he and his wife could follow me. They followed, she drove.

Apr 07, 2017 07:02 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

You can't show property or represent them in a contract if they are not competent to sign. Can't say I have seen this situation.

Apr 08, 2017 11:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

You never know what you will experience as a real estate professional. Difficult situations come with the territory.

Apr 08, 2017 06:01 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I dealt with that once.  Seller as rocking and slurring holding a rum and coke at 9am.  I actually cancelled the listing. It was too much liability. Far more to it than that ... it could fill a book.

Apr 07, 2017 07:55 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My client folks tend to be pretty mild and cooperative

Apr 07, 2017 07:17 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Nope, I live a boring real estate life!

Apr 07, 2017 06:49 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many a time I have arrived at the hunting shack of our clients only to find them already well into a weekend party binge.

Apr 07, 2017 06:27 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Have had some unruly tenants out of control when a showing was scheduled. The buyer bought the property and evicted them!

Apr 07, 2017 06:07 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Andrew.  I try my best to ignore and forget situations like this.

Apr 07, 2017 05:59 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Having assured the listing agent he would stay out of the way during the open house, the shirtless home owner chose to stay out of the way in the back yard staring at the grill while committed to making a case of Old Milwaukee disappear. It wasn't pretty and way to chatty. 

The good news?   IT was the shortest open house that agent ever held.

Apr 07, 2017 05:35 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Have not experience anything like that. 

Apr 07, 2017 05:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Have yet to come across clients like this... and not looking to do so soon!

Apr 07, 2017 05:25 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Andrew - Fortunately I have not had to deal with that during contract negotiations. Have had some drinkers during social engagements, or after closing.

Apr 11, 2017 11:19 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 have not run into drunks, and sadly, don't have any stories.

Apr 10, 2017 06:44 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It happens.  If I can tell the person has an altered mental state from drugs/alcohol I won't deal with them.  I'll make them wait until they sober up or have their Broker talk to me if it's urgent.

Apr 08, 2017 07:41 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Stoned Seller.  I told her that showing agents might call the police when they see her tray and her bong on the coffee table; please put it away. 

Apr 08, 2017 01:20 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel


Apr 08, 2017 08:27 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

come back another day

Apr 08, 2017 07:06 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I consider a sellers 'drunk' when they listen to their heart only - and do not listen a word of his/her agent, Andrew Mooers.

Apr 07, 2017 11:00 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had sellers very relaxed from a cocktail too many but not to the point of slurring words and being in a state of incapacity.

Apr 07, 2017 08:30 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

No thank you.

Apr 07, 2017 06:36 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I've not had the misfortune of any of those options

Apr 07, 2017 11:52 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

when you list new construction, everyone stands up straight and marches to the beat.... or they don't close...

Apr 07, 2017 10:49 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Don't recall any drunk clients over the years but I do clearly remember a couple of agents that presented offers while under the influence - pretty bizarre to me.

Apr 07, 2017 10:48 AM
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

I've had a few who blurt some racist things now and then, and I just wont tolerate it.  I've even has someone question me as to why I stopped them  "why? you arent XX nationality , are you?- You shouldn't care"   

That client did choose to go with another agent.

Apr 07, 2017 10:29 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Boy you bet & I mentioned that I'm on my way home & no signing will take place until a sleep off occurs.

Some agents don't even care, just sign here Mr Tipsy Seller.

Apr 07, 2017 10:01 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Must say have not encountered that with buyers or sellers while working with them. What they did on their own time, don't know.

Apr 07, 2017 09:03 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I tell my clients up front that won't fly

Apr 07, 2017 08:35 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Has not happened to us.  

Apr 07, 2017 07:25 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

No and if I did, I would not accept any contracts from that person

Apr 07, 2017 06:49 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not so far - fortunately!

Apr 07, 2017 06:35 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Thanks Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 (Burp, belch, pop top swoosh sound as barley pop overflows) Folks with addictions of all types come into our pathway right? Had one listing where at the kitchen table the seller gurgled, chug a lugged three tall cans of Bud. He said it was for pain killing a back injury... like beer on a IV slow drip hooked to a 55 gallon drum. Also, looked out in office parking lot when one buyer rolled in cutting the corner of the driveway one time. He almost taking out a sign spotlight... with blue lights behind him and writing up the OUI / DWI summons. One lake camp showing was going super, close to hearing the words "We'll take this one, write up the offer" and the next door neighbor had a little cook out underway. One visitor at the pig roast was hammered and loud, obnoxious. Hollering "you don't want us for neighbors.. we party way way into the night... Crank up that Hank Williams Jr song about all my rowdy friends are coming over to tap the beer keg on ice tune will yeah? Haw haw haw." Killed that Saturday afternoon last lake camp showing that had promise. Timing was wrong and if no one was next door, could have lead to a sale. Another sale within the year because of party central antics leading to the quick re-listing.

Apr 07, 2017 06:07 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Lucky for me I have never experienced that situation.

Apr 07, 2017 06:05 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

No such experience.


Apr 07, 2017 05:38 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andrew Mooers I must have lead a sheltered life. Nothing to report here.

Apr 07, 2017 05:37 AM