The Perils of Selling Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions

Carport view of ThomanThis past weekend, my hubby and I spent an afternoon cleaning up loose ends and decided to preview 2 homes we are getting ready to market, both being bank repo's. 

The first home we had to replace the front door locks with the proper key locks by sawing off the old ones.  Sounds really bad on a quiet afternoon; brings all the neighbors out to see who is breaking into a house.  To my surprise, one neighbor walked over to see if we had purchased the home.  We quickly let them know we were real estate agents and they seem satisfied.

Once we were able to get inside the home, I started taking photos - not a bad little home - should sell quickly once the bank give us a price.  Suddenly I realized I was covered with fleas!!!!!!   Ouch!  Ouch!  Ouch!  All the way out the door, jumping up and down, running into the front yard, flinging off my shoes...........to realize several neighbors had gathered to enjoy the show! Guess they had been in the house before and failed to warn us.

Lesson learned!  Make sure we spray before entering a vacant home!  Unfortunately this is the only photo of the home.  The fleas ran me off before I finished my job!

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Ryan Hukill - Edmond
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Ha! We  just never know what we're going to encounter next, do we?
August 01, 2007 09:39 PM #1
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John Lockwood
Lockwood Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Yikes.  Well, you could always sell it at the flea market! :)
August 01, 2007 09:43 PM #2
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Beth Bastian
Rosemont Financial Inc - Simi Valley, CA
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Jeepers, it's like you went into battle and did not even know it.
August 01, 2007 10:57 PM #3
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Beth Bastian
Rosemont Financial Inc - Simi Valley, CA
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Jeepers, it's like you went into battle and did not even know it.
August 01, 2007 10:57 PM #4
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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Crofton, MD 21114 - Crofton, MD
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You and Joan Whitebrook... she had a featured post about her flea experience a few days ago.  Thank goodness, I haven't had one for a few years.  Knock on wood.
August 02, 2007 12:25 AM #5
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Oh goodness...must be the time of year....last week client's backed out of one only to get in contract on another...but the one they backed out on I started getting flea bites...
August 02, 2007 12:38 AM #6
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Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions - Springfield, MO
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Ryan, these bank repos are sometimes very surprising.  The second house I went into smelled so bad I couldn't stay - they even left the refrigerator full - the electricity off!

John, funny!  not sure if the fleas want to buy.

Beth, I was attacked viciously.  They had me dancing all over the yard.  LOL!

Margaret, I'll read Joan Whitebrooks post.  Must be a bad year for fleas.

Celeste, "You Too"!  Little devils really hurt!

 

August 02, 2007 08:29 PM #7
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The neighbors must have a good laugh. I always tote bug spray....
August 02, 2007 09:41 PM #8
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Vicki,  boy, I forgot how bad fleas get in a vacant home.  And this house didn't have carpeting.  Don't know how they lived.  I had the home sprayed this week.
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