Realtors Behaving Badly: Jersey Shore Edition

Ocean City curb appeal scandal goes national.

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An anonymous person with access to a pen and a piece of paper left a badly-behaved-realtor note for Bill and Barbara Doughten, who live in Ocean City, NJ. It reads:

“I’m trying to sell million dollar homes in the neighborhood. I drive my clients around and they see your car parked sideways on the front lawn! You have a driveway – use it!”


Bill told NBC10 that he parks his car that way because it's closer to the house, and he has a bad leg and shakes.

The story has gone national after being posted on Facebook, whose new robot overlords apparently saw it as newsworthy.

NBC10 talked to Jeff Quintin, a real estate agent with Berkshire-Hathaway Fox & Roach Real Estate, who said, “I think the realtor who wrote that is probably regretting that he did.” I think the realtor who wrote that is probably just as likely to be a woman, Jeff. We are out here, you know, and we can behave just as badly as you guys do.

For her part, Barbara is resolute -- and skeptical: “I’m not moving the car. I don’t know of any million dollar homes in this neighborhood.”

She's generally right -- most asking prices in that neighborhood range from around $400K to $750K -- but there are a couple properties for more than a million. And no, they do not have the same listing agent or even brokerage. But that would be fun, right?

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  • kimada

    Can I include a reference to this event in my new book “Doofuses and Snits Rule! The Fabulous World of Posing, Prancing, and Posturing White People! ”
    (Actually I think some guy beat me to this several years ago….)

  • The Dog

    Really, they have to park on the grass? The street is 5 feet away! If the guy needs to park on top of his house because he has a bad leg, HE SHOULDN’T BE DRIVING!!!!