Recent Articles by Leigh Brown

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 17: Naked guy not included

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 17: Naked guy not included

What would you do if you had an open-house scheduled, but hours before it’s supposed to start, you show up to find the place littered with empty beer bottles and naked people from a Halloween house party thrown the night before? Paula Clark can tel...
By Leigh Brown | Monday, March 27, 2017
Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 16: Guns, drugs and a potential kidnapping situation

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 16: Guns, drugs and a potential kidnapping situation

Have you ever had your client turn out to be a major player in a drug cartel? Todd Ferris has. Listen in to this week’s episode, and he’ll tell you all about it ......
By Leigh Brown | Thursday, March 23, 2017
Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 15: Drunk homeowners, trantulas and an undesired gerbil

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 15: Drunk homeowners, trantulas and an undesired gerbil

Fall-down-drunk sellers, sellers lurking during showings and animal attacks are just a few of the occurrences guest Megan Ferris has seen as a real estate agent. She shares her top five craziest stories in this podcast ......
By Leigh Brown | Monday, March 20, 2017
Redfin Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 14: Squatters, creatures and a machete

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 14: Squatters, creatures and a machete

Crazy squatters, lurking animals, a machete-wielding weirdo and a suspicious-looking neighbor -- today’s guest has seen it all ......
By Leigh Brown | Thursday, March 16, 2017
Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 13: Driving in reverse

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 13: Driving in reverse

Have you ever driven your clients around in reverse? Peter Brewer has. In fact, he’s driven his clients around an entire island in reverse when the gearshift in his car stopped working ......
By Leigh Brown | Monday, March 13, 2017
Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 12: The abusive husband

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate podcast Episode 12: The abusive husband

Real estate broker Cassie Wells shares the tale of a seller who was extracting herself from an abusive relationship -- and the spouse showing up at closing expecting a check on a refinanced home ......
By Leigh Brown | Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate podcast Episode 11: Enter the hoarders

Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate podcast Episode 11: Enter the hoarders

Sharon McRill, owner and founder of Betty Brigade, encounters a lot of people who...just don't want to let go of things. Anything. Ever. "You never know what you're going to find in a hoarder home until you dig into it," noted McRill, and if you list...
By Leigh Brown | Friday, March 3, 2017
A woman on a nudist beach Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate podcast Episode 10: Clothing optional

Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate podcast Episode 10: Clothing optional

On her regular rundown of the strange stories that can happen in real estate, Leigh Brown welcomes Canadian real estate agent Tony Iacoviello, who hails (more specifically) from Toronto and has heaps of tales about nudist clients -- believe it or not...
By Leigh Brown | Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Smoke on a black background Crazy sh*t podcast Episode 9: Where there’s smoke …

Crazy sh*t podcast Episode 9: Where there’s smoke …

On the latest episode of Leigh Brown's podcast that explores the wild and weird things that can happen in real estate, home inspector Wally Conway shares one of the weirdest stories in his 30,000 inspections: the time a home caught on fire ......
By Leigh Brown | Friday, February 24, 2017
A black rat snake Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 8 — When fur, claws and scales drop in at the home inspection

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 8 — When fur, claws and scales drop in at the home inspection

Dead cats. Raccoons. Snakes! Welcome to the weird life of a home inspector, when Jeff Baker drops in on the podcast to share some of his crazy stories ......
By Leigh Brown | Wednesday, February 22, 2017
A homeowner and an inspector looking at a collapsed ceiling Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate: Episode 7 — Painful home inspections

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate: Episode 7 — Painful home inspections

Think working as a home inspector is a cake-walk? Tell that to today’s guest, Russ Hensel, who’s been forced to endure some pretty brutal inspections, including one when the homeowner decided to punch him in the face ......
By Leigh Brown | Monday, February 20, 2017
A woman's silhouette in a haunted room Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 5 — Ghost in the attic

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 5 — Ghost in the attic

The showing of a beautiful, turn-of-the-century, three-story home in southwest Minneapolis ends with the agent screaming bloody murder, and a ghost story to tell. ......
By Leigh Brown | Monday, February 13, 2017
Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 4 – A literally underwater room

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 4 – A literally underwater room

Is real estate the craziest industry out there? When Leigh Brown started sharing crazy stories on this podcast, she heard from several people that she absolutely had to hear Nancy Minor's tale of the underwater room ......
By Leigh Brown | Thursday, February 9, 2017
Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 3 — the king of real estate porn

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 3 — the king of real estate porn

Leigh Thomas Brown is joined by Patrick Lilly, also known as the king of Manhattan real estate and, as Leigh likes to call him, the king of real estate porn. Why does she call him that? Let's just say Lilly has seen it all through his 32 years of sel...
By Leigh Brown | Monday, February 6, 2017
A typewriter with a sheet of paper Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 2 — the days of one-page contracts

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 2 — the days of one-page contracts

Leigh Thomas Brown brings on the man she calls her most special guest of all time -- her dad, Darrell Thomas, who reminisces on double-digit mortgage interest rates and some of the craziest times he remembers in real estate ......
By Leigh Brown | Wednesday, February 1, 2017
A man in a luxury airport lounge Overheard in the SkyClub: A real estate client lost forever

Overheard in the SkyClub: A real estate client lost forever

I love the conversations that are started just by virtue of being spotted wearing the Realtor pin or the Re/Max pin. If there’s anything folks like to talk about more than cats or kids, it’s their real estate dealings ......
By Leigh Brown | Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A house on fire Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 1 – a demon house on fire

Podcast: Crazy sh*t in real estate Episode 1 – a demon house on fire

We all know that real estate isn't anything like what you see on HGTV -- but just how crazy does this industry get, exactly? Join me as I delve into some of the craziest...stories you'll ever hear from your colleagues ......
By Leigh Brown | Monday, January 30, 2017
Stalking is not prospecting

Stalking is not prospecting

I love my Realtor family. I seriously do. But y’all, somehow you got sideways on how social media is supposed to work. It’s supposed to be social, which means interaction -- engagement, conversation, banter, point-counterpoint, etc. ......
By Leigh Brown | Friday, October 21, 2016