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#92014 - 10/03/05 10:43 PM Sex in an Open House?
mimosa Offline
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Registered: 10/03/05
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Loc: seattle
Anyone else ever worry about what some of these young couples are doing upstairs in the open house? I thought I was just paranoid, but then a friend in Vancouver just sent me a link to a discussion group up there.

Has this kinda thing ever happened to anyone here?

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#92015 - 10/03/05 10:52 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Those Canadians are a fun bunch arent they?
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#92016 - 10/03/05 11:00 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
corynnCanada1 Offline
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Registered: 10/03/05
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Loc: Vancouver
well toot my ferry, I have heard of this! my mortgage broker who covers all of BC told me about a house in Surrey a listing agent friend of his had. I guess she was caught up with a nice asian couple who were working through their papers down in the kitchen, and she plum near forgot about some hipster couple upstairs. she excused herself from the Asians and went up the stairs just as this couple came down: clothes dishevelled, hair akimbo and not at all interested in seeing any more of the house.

after they left, and the asian couple sat politely, she went upstairs into the master, and the douvet was darn near off the bed!

all was fine in the end, my mortage guy told me: the asian couple bought 3% over asking and the homeowners were too happy to notice the bed. I suppose all's well that ends well.

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#92017 - 10/03/05 11:09 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
mimosa Offline
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Registered: 10/03/05
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Loc: seattle
Yeah, the funny Canadians! Now Mike Meyers - HE'S funny AND Canadian.

But this "house humping" or "sexy swiping" (whatever they're calling it) it's only a matter of time before this starts happening down here.

I once had a three-story Victorian and i swear at one point there were 40 people walking around. I suppose that you have to hope they keep an eye on each other, but what's to prevent a couple from sneaking into a master closet or some bonus room and locking it from the inside? Everyone else would just assume it was the lockdown room where the homeowners stashed their valuables.

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#92018 - 10/03/05 11:58 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 299
Loc: Alexandria, VA USA
Well, you know, if we could advertise these, ahem, "performances," we could certainly draw a lot more traffic! ;-)

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#92019 - 10/04/05 02:21 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
sawprops Offline
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Registered: 06/12/05
Posts: 124
Loc: SF Bay Area
I recently saw an ad on craigslist where some guy was inviting women over to have some forbidden sex in his seller open house because he was bored. I couldn't believe it! He said he had a lot of "down time", lol!

I went back to re-read the ad so I could look up the open house and see what agent was holding it, because I just had to know (nosey me), and the ad had been removed.

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#92020 - 10/04/05 02:27 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 10/01/05
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LOL

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#92021 - 10/04/05 03:58 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 09/26/05
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
When I was in High School I used to help out and assist with open houses. I would sit at my desk and hand out information to walk-ins. One time a couple walks in and doesn't really inquire about anything. They just tell me that they're, "Just looking" and continue to walk around. I was busy at my desk doing homework so I didn't really pay much attention to the time.

Needless to say, about 20 minutes later they both come back downstairs and rush out barely leaving enough time to say thank you. They both had that post sex glow and their clothes were crumpled up. I gasped in disbelief and just laughed it off. The Agent I was helping didn't find the story too funny though. cool

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#92022 - 10/04/05 07:33 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Atlanta
hey SunnySides; so is that why you got into real estate?

Down here in Atlanta, I just heard about a Realtor whose clients were freaked out about people in their house, so to put them at ease, they set up a mini webcam monitoring system in some of the rooms; or maybe it was like those babysitter cams in the teddy bears?

After the open house, the agent did a quick inventory and was happy to tell the clients that nothing was stolen. But when they looked at the cams, they noticed one couple had shut the door and got freaky on their master bed. Needless to say, the clients dropped the agent, and he was too embarassed to tell anyone why. Lucky for me, he spilled his guts drunk off two beers at a Braves game!

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#92023 - 10/04/05 07:41 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
corynnCanada1 Offline
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 5
Loc: Vancouver
After my friend told me the Surrey story, I looked into the babysitter cams, too. But frankly, it's just too much of a hassle. Hey, if they're too busy having sex, maybe they won't notice the highway noise from a block away!

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#92024 - 10/04/05 07:48 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 10/04/05
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Loc: Atlanta
Come to think of it, maybe it's the fresh paint fumes that's putting everyone into a sexual frenzy! Time to start baking fresh bread to cover the smell.

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#92025 - 10/04/05 10:52 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
mimosa Offline
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 6
Loc: seattle
What sawprops said made me want to check out craigslist. Sure enough, I saw a post in their housing section - "open house humping".

So maybe it's not just canada. God help us all!

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#92026 - 10/04/05 11:12 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
dluu Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 101
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
I'm from Eastern Canada and I've never heard of this happening. Hmmm ... must be just the western Canadians :p

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#92027 - 10/05/05 01:17 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 06/25/05
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AT our open houses couples are escorted thru the house, only one couple at a time. I would never allow anyone alone in a home I am supposed to care about, imagine the valuables that would walk off. eek
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#92028 - 10/05/05 01:20 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
corynnCanada1 Offline
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Registered: 10/03/05
Posts: 5
Loc: Vancouver
ever since X-files, we've had a steady stream of Hollywood types coming in from LA and Seattle. Maybe it's the fog? who knows.

it probably is happening there and you just haven't heard: If I were a Realtor and I walked in on a couple, I probably wouldn't brag about it...OK, well maybe I would, but not until after I sold the house!

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#92029 - 10/05/05 01:47 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 101
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
So for those agents that tour the house with each and every couple/family, do you make the other people wait outside?

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#92030 - 10/05/05 01:52 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 06/25/05
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Loc: Wantagh, NY
Yes, there is a sign at the door. I value my seller's personal items and this is something we are all required to do here.And in many cases where possible, there are two agents.

I have a question for you... how do you safeguard the valuables then? I would rather lose a buyer than have a bad reputation with my sellers.What would you do if something were stolen? I never allow anyone alone in a room even when I am showing a house, they stay together. All of the buyer here respect that request.
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#92031 - 10/05/05 01:52 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Atlanta
hey ReatorBarbaraT, it's a regional thing

My old roommate's wife works in Suffern, NY: also upstate like you? We were talking about open houses once and she said the same thing as you. You do the escorted walkaround, right?

Not sure how it breaks down by state, or city, but in most of the country I've heard about, especially in this market, the realtor stays planted in the kitchen or living room with a signup sheet and fingersandwiches and hopes for the best. But point well taken.

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#92032 - 10/05/05 01:55 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Buckheadwally, I guess it is regional. I am not upstate but on Long Island the island attached to NYC wink
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#92033 - 10/05/05 06:12 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Atlanta
Sorry my New York geography's a bit off. I just assumed everything that wasn't in the city was upstate! I guess I've spent too long down South.

Hey, mimosa, I went looking for that Craig's List post, but couldn't find it. Do you have a more direct link?

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#92035 - 10/05/05 09:19 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 04/21/05
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Loc: kentucky
Always have two agents at an open house that is occupied. This is a prime opportunity for people to steal and you never know who will show up. wink
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#92036 - 10/06/05 01:05 AM Re: sex in an Open House?
RealtorBarbaraT Offline
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Posts: 452
Loc: Wantagh, NY
On days That I do not have another agent, my husband accompanies me. He can not show the house, but he is just another measure of safety. Plus he can watch the door and keep others from drifting in. I may be new in RE but I had my own business and am always aware of safety and secuity issues.
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#92037 - 10/07/05 01:10 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
Jasondt2001 Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 24
Loc: Salinas, Ca
The sad part is, these people except for two are cheering one another on.

I guess a guided tour is going to be alot better for my conscience. I'd feel horrible if a seller found a 'novelty' that a future buyer decided to leave in their shower or closet.

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#92038 - 10/11/05 06:47 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
BuckheadWally Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Atlanta
Ooh, I don't even want to think about that kind of novelty.

But you're right about the cheering. I just read a blog that said that "house hunting" is now on Wikipedia. Let's just hope they don't show pictures.

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#92039 - 03/02/06 07:12 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Atlanta
I hate to bring this up again, but a story about "house humping" just showed up in the March issue of GQ. It seems that sex in open houses is become quite the national trend. On second thought, maybe if it gets people to start coming back to open houses, it'll be good for all of us in the real estate biz!

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#92040 - 03/02/06 07:23 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
alvin Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 992
Loc: dev
i googled house humping and found this..

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DEAR ANDREA: I've been hearing about "house humping" from friends who have been in the thick of the housing market. If you haven't heard of it, Wikipedia defines it as "a couple going to a real estate open house, finding a semiprivate part of the house, and having some form of sexual encounter." My boyfriend and I are just starting to look for a house should we try it before we buy it?

Love,

Humper

Dear Hump: Oh, for God's sake. It's not that I can't see the appeal of semipublic sex almost getting caught is an obvious turn-on, plus there's the fact that if you do buy, that butler's pantry or airing cupboard will be forever consecrated to (I hesitate to say "anointed by") your special, special luv ... I get it. It's not like there aren't certain forest glades or desert oases, not to mention a used-condom-strewn doorway or two and a certain hipster-biker biergarten in my past that will remain forever imbued with a certain glamour, but while those episodes might be considered somewhat indecorous, they weren't technically impolite. Nobody was inconvenienced or even offended. The same cannot be said for this.

I'm all for hedonistic high jinks, but it's easy to forget that your right to be an unfettered free spirit stops where it infringes upon less-unfettered parties. I'd file "house humping" somewhere between the completely unacceptable (wanking in front of a ground-floor window) and the essentially inoffensive (parking on lovers' lane). It reminds me of nothing so much as the mile-high club, that retro-racy holdover from the days when square-jawed pilots were able to score at the drop of a gold-braided hat, and "stewardess" was code for "fast blond in a miniskirt." While the mile-high concept may have originated with flight crews and was thus exclusive enough not to bother anybody, wannabes have for decades been sneaking off to couple awkwardly in economy-section bathrooms and claim membership for themselves. (I can't imagine any other reason it stinks in there, and one person has to straddle the cesspit while the other parks her [censored] in what you hope is a sink bespattered with nothing more than toothpaste, a trickle of nonpotable water, and wet wads of used Kleenex. Fun!) While this may be diverting for the parties behind the little folding door, it's a giant pain for the people lined up in the aisle just trying to pee, and especially for any flight attendant who must stand scratching at the door: "Sir? Ma'am? Everything all right in there? Ma'am? Sir? Do you need some help?" No way do they get paid enough for that. I sent your question on to a Realtor of my acquaintance. She's as southern and genteel as can be and has delighted me the few times we've talked on the phone by calling me "baby girl" in a voice full of sugah, but she's way tougher than she looks and can curse like the prettiest, blondest little stevedore you ever did see. Here's her response, which began with "Lord have mercy!":

You get to have sex at the open house, but only if you do the following:

1. Tell the Realtor what you want to do and allow her the chance to have sex wherever it is you earn the money that puts a roof over your head. It's only fair, after all, since the fulfillment of your fantasy could have a direct impact on the paycheck the Realtor receives. Upside: Realtors may join in! Wheee! Downside: Realtor may call the cops. Them's the breaks.

2. You reimburse the Realtor for any costs incurred by having the open house: advertising, catering, flowers, babysitting, cleaning service, flyers, what have you, as you have astronomically increased the odds of the potential home-buyers losing interest in the property.

3. Sign a waiver releasing Realtor and homeowner from any claim of responsibility for anything that goes wrong on the property while you have the hot-monkey open-house sex. (In my state, I can be held liable for events that occur during an open house.)

That last point raises another question: If you pay the Realtor for the chance to disport yourselves on her turf, could she end up being charged with running some sort of disorderly house? It's not that I think it's particularly likely or anything, but you never know what those DAs might get up to around election time. Leave my friend alone. Go do it in a barn or something. Thank you.

And here's a bizarre little side-tidbit I picked up somewhere, and who knows where else I'd ever have a chance to drop it in, so here goes: '70s pop idol Rex Smith, whom I cannot picture without recalling Lisa Simpson's Non-Threatening Boys magazine, has gone into the realty business. Why I find this fact so delightful, I really couldn't tell you.

Love,

Andrea


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#92041 - 03/02/06 07:28 PM Re: sex in an Open House?
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They must have watched this movie:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0340883/
That's what they did.

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