If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(MSN)   Addicts are posing as potential homebuyers and booking house tours in order to get access to medicine cabinets. Agents should be wary when buyers ask "How many medicine cabinets are there?" and "Do the current residents have the good stuff?"   ( msn.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Sales occupations, real estate, Estate agent, Drug addiction, real estate agents, real estate agent, Real estate broker/agent, Property  
•       •       •

678 clicks; posted to Business » on 07 Nov 2017 at 10:47 AM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



30 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2017-11-07 08:35:50 AM  
Incredibly unlikely scenario painted as menacing, if not actually life-threatening? Why would that.... ah. Yet another business wants to market data to a segment by sensationalizing edge cases. Got it.
 
2017-11-07 08:38:47 AM  

FormlessOne: Incredibly unlikely scenario painted as menacing...


The "Realtor has to close the sale so she'll do anything... and I mean anything" pron genre is more realistic than this.
 
2017-11-07 08:59:10 AM  
So that's where all my Lamisil went. Oh well, at least the meth heads won't have a fungal infection.
 
2017-11-07 09:04:28 AM  
Sketch of the possible culprit:

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-11-07 09:06:42 AM  
I go for the free coffee and danish.
 
2017-11-07 09:20:46 AM  
img.fark.netView Full Size


Approve(d)

/seriously though, glad he came out the other side
 
2017-11-07 10:09:46 AM  
I know if I put a house on the market I always stash a bunch of oxys in the bathroom.
 
2017-11-07 10:26:58 AM  
New tech firm wants to protect real estate agents from opioid addicts


So is this a real thing or fear baiting for gain?
 
2017-11-07 10:32:14 AM  
7 killed between 2011 and 2015 and 150,000 realtirs
7 divide by 4 we will round up to 2 a year.
2 per 150,000 and the US Homicide rate hovers over 4 per 100,000.
Source
 
2017-11-07 10:41:31 AM  

spongeboob: New tech firm wants to protect real estate agents from opioid addicts


So is this a real thing or fear baiting for gain?


It's both, obviously. It's indeed a real thing, and it's clearly fear-baiting for monetary gain. This is what happens when you use fear to market data. Never mind that you're more likely to be killed by hitting a deer than killed while working as a real estate broker or realtor - I mean, irrational fear is a huge motivator these days.
 
2017-11-07 10:44:24 AM  

spongeboob: 7 killed between 2011 and 2015 and 150,000 realtirs
7 divide by 4 we will round up to 2 a year.
2 per 150,000 and the US Homicide rate hovers over 4 per 100,000.
Source


Exactly. Most of the deaths that occur yearly in that business segment involve accidents, not homicides. And, let's face it, a background check won't stop that target, because, quite simply, "addict" and "criminal" aren't widely overlapping circles on that Venn diagram. Lots of addicts who haven't broken the law (and fewer still who've been caught breaking the law.)

No, this is a simple attempt to market background checks to a small business segment using a subscription model.
 
2017-11-07 12:28:50 PM  
Actually had something like this happen to me. (a long time ago)  Landlord was showing my apartment to potential tenants since I was getting ready to move.  Someone got into the cabinet under the bathroom sink and stole a bunch of sample blister packs of Ambien my doctor had given me.

Hope they enjoyed that Ambien walrus.  Bastard was a little too destructive for my tastes.
 
2017-11-07 12:28:50 PM  

FormlessOne: Incredibly unlikely scenario painted as menacing, if not actually life-threatening? Why would that.... ah. Yet another business wants to market data to a segment by sensationalizing edge cases. Got it.


Yeah this. Like realtors don't already tell people showing their house to remove valuables and medicines.

Fake story.
 
2017-11-07 12:51:43 PM  
Next thing you know they'll be asking people with casts, crutches and neck braces, if they have any pain pills.
 
2017-11-07 12:58:59 PM  
 A group calling themselves "realtors" are posing as actual useful human beings, in order to scam a percentage of the sale price of a house for doing absolutely nothing. Be careful.
 
2017-11-07 01:30:43 PM  
The old man who taught me how to appraise would always go through people's medicine cabinets while I was doing the actual work of appraising. I was hired because I got my learner's driving permit, so he could drink while I drove him around appraising.

I could also wait for the film to develop and dig through actual paper county records, but mainly it was the ability to drink is why I got hired.
 
2017-11-07 01:37:23 PM  

Barfmaker: So that's where all my Lamisil went. Oh well, at least the meth heads won't have a fungal infection.


A half dozen of my Lisinopril 30 mg would probably solve all of their problems.
 
2017-11-07 01:56:08 PM  

BalugaJoe: I go for the free coffee and danish.


I just like to poop in the upper tank at other people's houses once in a while.
 
2017-11-07 03:04:33 PM  
You need to be careful if they are finishing up a re-model. Drywall dust is no substitute for blow
 
2017-11-07 03:11:20 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: BalugaJoe: I go for the free coffee and danish.
I just like to poop in the upper tank at other people's houses once in a while.


I like to go into big garish homes that I could never afford and then point at stuff and say loudly, "And what is this for?" And then I laugh and roll my eyes and drop cigarette ashes on the floor.
That's just how I roll.
 
2017-11-07 05:17:23 PM  

croesius: Sketch of the possible culprit:

[img.fark.net image 600x300]


I thought this sounded familiar.
 
2017-11-07 06:06:54 PM  
A scene like this played out in one of Chuck Palahniuk's book. I think it was "Choke."
 
2017-11-07 11:05:35 PM  

mrlewish: Yeah this. Like realtors don't already tell people showing their house to remove valuables and medicines.


Our realtor (we were house hunting) got busted for stealing pills out of a house he was supposed to be showing.  Two weeks before we were closing.

/turn on the local news and... "Oh."
 
2017-11-07 11:50:56 PM  
Am I wrong to appreciate the cleverness of the idea? Am I right to be sad that other people who aren't as clever will copy the tactic?
 
2017-11-08 01:18:16 AM  

croesius: Sketch of the possible culprit:

[img.fark.net image 600x300]


 Great book, but why did you post the picture upside down?
 
2017-11-08 01:41:13 AM  
Rx drugs in the medicine cabinet are nothing. You'd be surprised at the number of people who leave firearms and ammunition unsecured during open houses.

"I left my rifle on the top shelf of my closet.  I didn't think that anybody would see it.  Who knew that people come taller than six-foot-two?"
 
2017-11-08 05:50:46 AM  

spongeboob: 7 killed between 2011 and 2015 and 150,000 realtirs
7 divide by 4 we will round up to 2 a year.
2 per 150,000 and the US Homicide rate hovers over 4 per 100,000.
Source


Came here to post this. If so many are afraid, maybe they are in the wrong line of work. They sound like the pussy cops that blast everyone.

/Let's arm the realtors too and tell them everybody is out to get them
//remember, the only important thing is that you make it home safely
 
2017-11-08 06:54:26 AM  
The realtor is a far greater threat to my property than any junkie.  I can replace a few bucks' worth of Tylenol, and acetaminophen overdose is a self-correcting problem.
 
2017-11-08 09:19:43 AM  
. . . and maids, plumbers, electricians, . . ., etc.
 
2017-11-08 01:19:41 PM  
Seems a lot less than likely.  Also, if you're doing an open house, and you DON'T take the embarassing (vagisil) or dangerous (percocet) stuff out of the medicine cabinet first, that's on you, dumbass.  You do know that it's very common for your neighbors to participate in a walk-through so they can compare likely home values?  Do you want your neighbors knowing about your toenail fungus?
 
Displayed 30 of 30 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report