13 real-estate agents reveal the strangest and most extreme requests they've ever received from clients
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- Business Insider surveyed real-estate agents around the country about what it's really like working in their industry.
- We asked them about the strangest and most extreme requests they've ever gotten from clients.
- One agent had to conduct showings over FaceTime, while another was asked to install listening devices in a home to spy on prospective buyers.
- Several of the agents' strangest requests had to do with pets.
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Business Insider asked real-estate agents around the country about what it's really like working in the industry, what they wish they could tell their clients, and the weirdest requests they've ever received from clients.One agent said they were asked to show a home and conduct almost the entire sale process over FaceTime. Another was asked to install a listening device in a client's home so they could hear the prospective buyers' comments.
Here are 13 of some of the strangest and most extreme requests real-estate agents have ever gotten from clients.
1. One client asked an agent to spy on prospective buyers.
2. One agent was asked to walk a client's dog every time he showed their home.
3. One foreign buyer wanted to buy a home over FaceTime — and he did.
4. One client asked to use every bathroom in a home before buying it.
5. A seller wanted the buyer to take their pet along with the home.
6. The agent had to clean out a shed in a foot of snow because the homeowner forgot to do it.
7. A client asked agents to walk their parrot through the house to make sure it was "comfortable" there.
8. One buyer asked the agent to spray a hose on each home they looked at to see how it would sound in the rain.
9. One buyer needed to be near a subway station with an elevator — and it was nearly impossible to find.
10. A newlywed couple left behind a huge mess for their agent to clean up when they went on their honeymoon.
11. One client refused to look at potential homes that were nearly homeless shelters or public housing.
12. A client insisted on going to view a house in a snowstorm.
13. An agent had to clean out one client's closet.
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