Exec. Vice President
The real estate industry hit a lull this year, but slow doesn't have to mean boring.
We got to wondering about all the wacky stories brokers and industry insiders must have experienced as the market went topsy-turvy.
Indeed, canvassing some of the experts, there were tales of disgruntled home sellers, flaky buyers and cash-strapped tenants willing to do almost anything for a deal.
Jill Sloane, with Halstead Property, saw potential buyer after buyer drop out after drawing up the contracts for an 1,100-square-foot, $475,000 Harlem place. One woman said she was waiting for her baby's father to send the cash from Nigeria. Another potential buyer blamed swine flu and said that his mother was in the hospital.
Thursday, October 08, 2009