Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Feedback I Believe Your Listing Has Fleas

Feedback I believe your listing has Fleas 

Preface:  This post fits into the category, "Another Day in the Life of a Realtor."

I have an investor couple who are looking, well naturally for an investment, but more specifically a home that they can fix up and keep as a rental type of property.    We came across a property that has been vacant for some time.   Bones are good or at least appeared to be from the outside and I made an appointment to enter.  

Appointment confirmed, I scheduled the time with the client.   In the meantime in hopes to get the 'low down" on the property, I called the listing agent and found that the property had an issue with some sort of animal trapped inside. 

Okay, no worries, I think to myself.  That can be taken care of.   Fixing up some scratched woodwork or windows or patching a hole or two is a no biggie task to my couple.  

We enter the house and are amazed at the condition it is in.

The house is tired for sure showing the wear and tear that a vacancy often produces, but, it appears to be plum, solid and no odors, etc.    As suspected, the windows are torn like a crazed animal was trying to get out and there was a have a heart trap located upstairs near an open knee wall.  Yep, surely evidence of a trapped creature.  

But, it looks to be gone.   We take a good long look at the house, and then leave going our separate ways.  

As I get back in the car it begins.    That creepy crawly feeling...  Honestly, until then, I never thought fleas!

Is it the agents duty to disclose if the house is flea ridden???     (Just kidding.)

I don't know on this and I am quite sure she didn't know, but I can tell you what, I am still scratching!

About the author

Carol-Ann PalmieriCarol-Ann Palmieri, a full time Real Estate professional in Massachusetts for the past 25 years along with Al Mussi have helped hundreds of families find, sell or purchase new places to live.

A former US Marine, she grew up in Walpole, MA...  is committed to the serving the community through various volunteer opportunities.   She attended MA Bay Community and Suffolk University and is committed to constantly updating her Real Estate education. 

Licensed in MA and RI...

Al and Cal's primary areas of service Franklin, Bellingham, Medway, Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Wrentham, Plainville, Blackstone, Walpole, Milford, Holliston, Hopkinton, Mansfield, and Foxboro, North Attleboro, Hopedale, Mendon, Millville but have resourses to help anyone, anywhere....

Her mission....  To exceed your expectations!

Carol-Ann Palmieri
Al and Cal Realty Group


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