Have you ever had one of those listings that you work and work and work some more, but you swear that underneath that listing is a Indian Burial ground? Well, I have one of those listings and it is from a past client. They wanted to price it right, so I took the listing.
Well, that was where
things started to go bad…
was nothing my
clients did, it was just this house. Talking to neighbors, they say
that is only 12 years old has lived the life of a house 75 years older.
You see, my clients were starting to get to the point that they were going to get behind on their payments, but instead of just letting that happen, they decided to sell it and take their local trucking company national so they could make more money. If they did that, they would no longer need the home, they would live out of their truck.
They cleaned up the property, got everything moved out and priced the home great. We were getting showings and then it happened, some teenage kids broke in and had a weekend party. (I would like to say this is the first time this has happened at this home, but nope, this has happened before during one of the other six times this home has been listed in the last 12 years.)
Now, you’d think this would be bad enough, but we still managed to get three offers on the property when we lowered the price to reflect the now damaged house. All was going good until, low and behold, the bank, as they were about to accept one of the offers, finds a lien on the property from a judgment against the owner’s son, who is over 18, and has never lived in that house… WHAT?
Continue on thru today when I get another call from a showing agent and guess what… Another party happened over the weekend and the door was wide open and beer cans were everywhere. Now, I can’t watch this house 24/7, but you would think the county police officer that lives two doors away, or the state police officer that lives 8 houses down would notice all the traffic at a vacant home, but nope, I guess not.
So, does anyone know how to look up to see what is under this house that is causing all this bad Karma on it?
Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
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Todd Clark (broker w/ Ken's Home Team)
Keller Williams Realty
I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.
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