“A strong team can take any crazy vision and turn it into a reality” – John Carmack
“I look for a good story. Usually the best stories are the ones that are unbelievably true.” – Dennis Quaid
“My creative juices are always flowing from a river of reality.” – George H. Stablein Jr.
I have an affinity for reality shows about jobs. There are shows and realtors, flippers, fish tank makers, vets.. you name it, there is one except our profession.
The common refrain I get is “we are boring” or “nobody cares about what we do”. To that I say balderdash.
In my twenty years I have seen some doozies in our business. I know you have stories even wilder. After reading this and you want to share one of your crazy stories, please share at George.firstname.lastname@example.org. There may be a prize for the best story.
Here are few teasers that would make for great TV:
A husband thought dead coming back from the “grave” after his wife sold the property;
A dog being held hostage so the soon to be ex-wife goes thru with a closing;
A man with two wives with neither knowing about the other until the closing;
An intoxicated seller comes to the closing;
Drunk insult comic at an MCE Class;
Good old fashioned blocking the entrance with shot gun yelling “you ain’t coming onto my land!”;
Voodoo hex put on at a closing;
Pet cemetery in back yard unbeknownst to the new owners until digging starts in back yard;
Moving van in the parking lot waiting for keys and keys are not given;
The unknown brother becoming known after the seller dies and the kids are ready to close;
I have more where that came from. The idea was to spark your creative juices and find the fun in our career choice and the realization we have a pretty cool profession.
Let’s keep having fun together.