Trulia featured a truly bizarre article on requests that real estate agents received from clients- and granted. Here's the strangest request I've received… for meow…
No cat? No sale
“The most absurd request I got during a home sale was for the cat to be included in the purchase. The buyers fell in love with the cat during the sale process and decided to ask for the cat to be included in the contract. The sellers were willing to give it to them! (This would never happen with a dog. Just sayin’.)
It was actually an estate sale, so the children of the former owner, who had recently passed, were happy to give the animal to a good home.” —Patty Brockman, Windmere Real Estate, Portland, OR
Check out the whole range of absurb situations that other realtors got themselves into, including sleeping in hallways, dealing with boulders, and ferrets, in the article on Trulia's blog.
These situations may seem difficult, challenging, and yes, absurb, but a lot of the time, it's the eccentric that makes this job fun. I enjoy working with a variety of people and encountering new or bizarre situations at work on a daily basis!