No, this isn’t a home staging consultant’s tribute to Halloween. The owner actually died in the house and the agent was the first on the scene, showing the home to a potential buyer. In Texas, if the owner died of natural causes, you don’t have to disclose it. However, in this case, that buyer will probably figure it out without reading the disclosure statement. Real estate agents never know what they’re going to walk in on when showing a house to their clients. Besides the dead owner, lots of other interesting findings have shown up in houses during a showing.
Attention Realtors: What interesting things have you walked in on during your career of showing houses?