Mike's Macomb County Real Estate Blog

Never a Dull Moment .......

Just another day in the real estate world. Day time was spent searching the mls, doing some personal marketing, completed a CMA and also a BMA and then 2 showings for a buyer client of mine in the late afternoon / early evening.

We were just going to view 2 homes tonight. Neither one is bank owned or even a short sale. I know that's a shocker in itself! I meet my client at the first house. I have the showing instructions .... knock first and then use the lock box if nobody is home. Knock - Knock - Knock. No answer, I open the lock box, unlock the door lock and dead bolt and open the door and ...............


The ALARM goes off! Uh, nobody mentioned anything about an alarm. Well maybe it will go off in a minute. Nope! It is ear piercing! I exit the house and call the listing agent. He apologizes and calls his client. He calls back within a couple minutes and gives me the alarm code and tells me the location of the key pad as I really didn't even look for it at first. I just got the heck out of there and shut the door, as it wouldn't have done me any good anyways, I didn't have the code the first time.

So I get the alarm shut off and my clients enter the house. I show them the house, the whole time I'm wondering, did this alarm send any kind of a signal to the police??


We finish viewing the home, very nice but unfortunately after all of this it just wasn't the one for my buyers. We walk out on the front porch and here are 2 police cars pulling up in front of the house!

I explained what had happened, showed him my ID and credentials and he could see I was with clients. In the end me and my clients had a good laugh over it all. The listing agent was very apologetic when I talked to him earlier and when I finished with my showings and got back home for the night, my phone rings, it was the seller calling me to apologize. I told them that it was ok. I actually thought it was very nice of them to call.

Not a problem - no worries!


Never a dull moment in real estate!



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Comment balloon 6 commentsMike Mitchell • August 02 2011 11:11PM


Oh, Mike--HYSTERICAL! OK, I was expecting the usual...someone in the shower, someone half-dressed, well, you know, we could run the gamut of possibilities! That was SO nice of the sellers to call you! Wow, that's unusual. Nice people. Glad you had a Tuesday laugh!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 7 years ago

An interesting post that I enjoyed reading! Thank you for sharing it!

Posted by Sarasota & Manatee Counties FL, QuickFreeMLS.com - Listings In Paradise (SaraMana Properties - QuickFreeMLS.com) over 7 years ago

Luz - thanks for stopping by. This is actually the first time I've ever had that happen! It was a little unsettling at first when the police showed up.

Hi Gayle - it was really nice of the sellers, they felt bad and thought I might be upset, but it was all good! Never had the someone in the shower, half-dressed thing happen neither. I've been lucky I guess.

Posted by Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R) (Real Living Kee Realty) over 7 years ago

Quick Free Mls - Thanks for your copy and paste comment!

Posted by Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R) (Real Living Kee Realty) over 7 years ago

Wow, they say real estate is never boring!  It's a good thing you had your pocket card on you.  We're supposed to carry them at all times, but I wonder how many agents actually do.  Hope you found a great home for your clients.

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Hi Lola, I'm going to make sure I have my pocket card with me from now on! Still looking for the perfect home for my clients. We'll find it! Thanks for commenting :)

Posted by Mike Mitchell, REALTOR (R) (Real Living Kee Realty) over 7 years ago