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I'd prolly call HOA, City, County and Uncle Guido about that problem first.
Fred Griffin Florida R...
Bob "RealMan" Timm
I would then I would try and get that home listed too and sell it to someone who would clean it up!
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Candice A. Donofrio
Fort Mohave, AZ
I would as long as the seller was aware that the condition of the neighbor's house would affect the price and desirability of their property and agreed to price it accordingly.
Bob "RealMan" Timm
I feel sorry for the seller next door but a lot of that looks like it can be cleaned up and improved. Some of the photos of neighbors properties I see in the background of appraisal photos amaze me. In trying to show value, I wish they would take a photography class and learn to change camera angles.
Oro Valley, AZ
DEANNA C. SMITH ...
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
It's amazing what can get cleaned up in the middle of the night!
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
I love Candice A. Donofrio answer. Early in my real estate career, I worked in a brokerage, where an agent from Phoenix originally had an uncle Guido, for real. LOL A
One of our good friends makes a very good living buying homes next to dumps (and the dump homes themselves) like you have pictured. He owns a landscaping company. Once he puts one of his flips on the market, he'll have a couple of his crews clean the entire neighborhood up for free. Costs him a $2000 or so, to make an extra $10k or $20k on his home just because his home and the surrounding neighborhood homes look well manicured.
Call City or County Code Enforcement. This is a violation of numerous laws.
Yes but the seller and I would have a heart to heart conversation about the neighbor and how it will affect his sale. I would suggest that the seller work with the neighbor to get it cleaned up.
Sure...if it was priced to overcome the eye sore next door.
Sure I would BUT the Sellers would need to be coached about their selling price. I've actually seen MUCH worse.
Well, I'm curious to know the 'backstory' to this house. Are they moving in or moving out, themselves? Is this a vacant or abandoned home? A sad story could be involved . . . and there might be a way to help that person, provided they wanted the help. So, it's possible that I would take the Listing on that neighbor's house. I would need more details Jeff Pearl.
Bob "RealMan" Timm
I have, and finally they sold, but it was a challenge.
We have a "Dump Guy" in our part of the world and I suspect you do as well. This would be a $200 job and the stuff would be gone. I would suggest to the seller that if they spent $200 it could make a quantifiable difference in the price of their property, in the length of time their property would be on the market AND in the number of people who would even look.
Yes, why not? I would also knock the door of this property.
Yes, but I'd price it accordingly. Then I'd try to buy that dump house for a fixer!
yes, if and ony if, the owner of the well kept home offered to pay for the removal of all of the debris at the neighbors home.....
I would take the listing, but work with the city or county to get that house in code compliance.
Obviously there is no HOA so I'd call the city.
It depends on price and motivation.
Yes, in conjunction with calling the authorities to get this cleaned up!
Jeff Pearl I would list it, but not put it on the market until the problem was resolved.
Actually those are the things you WANT to see to assure a buyers values will be escalating. It is those neighborhoods with no updates, very low turnover, that are the trap.
Every buyer though has variable criteria. The agent needs to know what resonates with their buyer.
I woudl list both and that would take care of that issue. I have many new REO listings that look just like that. Not much scares me anymore
Surely that is a violation of some kind of municipal code or something...but to answer the question, as long as the seller was aware of how much of a hit he was going to take on price. I would also suggest he approach the neighbor and offer to pay to clean it up.
I have one now that is not quite that bad; and no it is not selling!
Yes, and I would call code enforcement on the property next door.
I would, just would wonder when the demolition crew was scheduled to show
Good morning Jeff. Absolutely, the property looks empty and it won't be too long before it is occupied again.
Hopefully, they're in the process of rehabbing that house.
Yes. I had one similar to this and encouraged the seller to negotiate with the neighbor, offering to hire someone to help with the clean up. That and my seller's gardener doing their yard work for the month kept the neighborhood looking good while his home was being shown.
People buy all types of properties.
Jeff Pearl - it is going to be a challenge for sure - however, just pre-warn the potential buyers about it and hope they understand the personal responsibility of such people and do not blame seller for that.
Yes, if the next door house is for sale I'd find an investor to flip it.
Yes, then I would call the county code enforcement and have it cleaned up. Takes about a week here to get something like that cleaned up.
Yes, but would probably check into why it looks like that.
Could be a good investmetn opportunity, check to see if they ar interested in selling also.
Oh dear...yes, but would make sure the sellers knew it was going to be a challenge.
yes of course. someone wont mind living next to that
I would after having a discussion with the seller about pricing appropriately and their understanding that the house next door could pose some problems for certain buyers
Is that an REO in need of a trashout? I can't believe the other neighbors let this go on.
I would take the listing of the house next door, but the seller and I would have to have a talk, and pricing the house correctly to compensate would be part of that discussion.
I would buy it!
Yes but I would call the city, this had to be illegal.