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Leigh Brown | Crazy Shit In Real Estate

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Episode 131: Tiffany DeLucia

September 25, 2018


Have you ever been afraid of walking into an unfamiliar house and coming face to face with a dead animal? Well never fear, because New Jersey broker Tiffany DeLucia is here to tell you all about her several encounters with corpses, both animal and human. Tune in as Tiffany explains how she sold a house with a dead raccoon inside and why it’s important to stay safe while selling real estate.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:40 – Tiffany’s Background
    • 00:48 – She’s been in real estate for 22 years and “basically came out of the womb and started selling.”
    • 00:54 – She lives in New Jersey and covers North Central New Jersey
  • 01:46 – Tiffany’s CSIRE Story
    • 01:53 – She tends to discover dead bodies – animal and human at her listings
    • 02:12 – Recently had an investor purchase a home from a bank and discovered a dead body in the septic system
    • 02:45 – House was historic and no one knew who the person was or how they ended up there
    • 04:11 – The last home she sold had a dead raccoon in the wall that the bank refused to remove
    • 05:00 – Had to put in the notes on MLS that there was a dead raccoon in the wall that won’t be removed but in the end had 17 offers on the property
    • 05:50 – Never crossed her mind not to tell people about the raccoon in the wall
    • 06:15 – This can be a reminder that it’s ok to disclose everything on the property
  • 07:30 – How Tiffany handles animal and human corpses
    • 07:40 – First experience was in Vermont listing a beautiful primary home
    • 08:13 – Received a call that the owner was trying to kill himself while there was a showing
    • 08:46 – Called the real estate commission and they told her the owner wasn’t of sound mind and she couldn’t list the property
    • 09:20 – She has encountered emergency situations plenty of times and has had to call police or fire services
  • 09:40 – Tiffany also trains other real estate professionals
    • 09:48 – She tries to make her lessons fun and memorable by joking to help make the ideas stick
    • 10:42 – Sometimes it’s a scary business and you need to be prepared
    • 11:45 – She joined a leadership academy through North Central Jersey Association of Realtors and emphasizes safety the most
  • 12:04 – Tiffany’s contact information: Cell number: (862) 242-0390 or email her at tiffanys@remax.net

3 Key Points

  1. Be sure to check all aspects of a house when purchasing – including the septic system
  2. A house can sell even in less than ideal circumstances
  3. Safety is important to keep in mind while selling real estate


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