Real estate agent discovers corpse during house showing. Ogilvy agent and my friend Martha Jeffrey told me once that her father, an extremely successful broker in Westchester, was showing a house to clients when they found the (former) owner sprawled dead in his Lazy-Boy. Her dad not only dealt competently with the corpse, he sold the house to those buyers! Salesman of the century. Maybe Mark Mariani should hire him to sell Dairy road.