• Business Insider surveyed real-estate agents around the country about what it's really like working in their industry.
  • We asked them about the strangest and most extreme requests they've ever gotten from clients.
  • One agent had to conduct showings over FaceTime, while another was asked to install listening devices in a home to spy on prospective buyers.
  • Several of the agents' strangest requests had to do with pets.
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Business Insider asked real-estate agents around the country about what it's really like working in the industry, what they wish they could tell their clients, and the weirdest requests they've ever received from clients.

One agent said they were asked to show a home and conduct almost the entire sale process over FaceTime. Another was asked to install a listening device in a client's home so they could hear the prospective buyers' comments.

Many of the agents' strangest requests had to do with pets, from being asked to walk a client's dog before each showing to bringing a buyer's parrot through the house to make sure it was "comfortable" in the home.

Here are 13 of some of the strangest and most extreme requests real-estate agents have ever gotten from clients.

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