Open House


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An open house is a great way for sellers to put their property on display. While the goal is to attract serious home shoppers, you can’t really predict who will show up—or what they’ll do once they walk through the door. You may get the harmless nosy neighbor who stops by to check out your remodeled kitchen (and scarf down a free cookie), or you may encounter someone a bit odder.

Since hosting falls on the shoulders of real estate professionals, we turned to them to whet our appetite for the wackiest, most puzzling open house stories out there, and they didn’t disappoint. The following tales can only be described as straight-up bizarre.

Did somebody order a pizza?

Brian Ma, a broker at New York’s Flushing Real Estate Group, has seen some strange things at open houses.