Richard Lowery, Veteran, #RealtorRickTN, Clarksville TN w/KW (Keller Williams Realty)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have had buyers not want to buy a house because someone died there, but often it's not an issue. No issues with haunted or allegedly haunted houses, but there are reportedly some here in Carlsbad. I did have a buyer back in Boston who told me she would never live in a house on a "dead end street." And some buyers are not inclined to want to live by a cemetery

Jun 22, 2016 04:29 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I have never been involved with a home that was possessed.  Though, not so sure about a few of my customers.  

Jun 22, 2016 06:05 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would be scared to show a haunted house.

Jun 22, 2016 09:13 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

IIRC - that house goes up for sale every few years

Jun 22, 2016 08:42 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm a sensitive person. I can sense things about a house. In CO as a seller's agent we don't have to disclose a death in the house, but as a buyer's agent...if we know we must disclose. 

Jun 22, 2016 02:06 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I sold a house to friends after the seller disclosed that the previous owners had died in the house in a murder suicide.  My friends bought the house anyway and have been very happy there. 

Jun 22, 2016 11:54 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I was watching the OJ #5 show this week and saw his house was demolished. I wonder who purchased the land and am curious if a new home was build and sold and who bought it?

Jun 22, 2016 08:34 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richard Lowery Not a required disclosure in my state.

Jun 22, 2016 06:58 AM
Kartik Subramaniam
Adhi Schools, LLC - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Market Analysis--Educational Content, Adhi Schools

In CA disclosures are required if there is a death in the home unless HIV/AIDS was related to the death. 

Jun 22, 2016 05:26 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes & have never used the stupid died in house website. In IL we do not have to disclose.

Jun 22, 2016 04:50 AM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

Great question, but I don't think in KY we have to disclose, but I probably would either way if I knew.

Jun 22, 2016 04:35 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

No thank goodness.

Jun 23, 2016 06:47 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Listing REO I have had a few murder homes and all are creepy as they sound. One home I refused to ever go in again after ny initial pictures. 

Jun 22, 2016 11:00 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Always an interesting dilemma!

Jun 22, 2016 10:46 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I had one buyer decades ago who would NOT buy the perfect home for him and his family because an old lady died in the house.... WTF

Jun 22, 2016 10:07 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not knowingly!! 

Jun 22, 2016 10:03 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I haven't, although I've been asked on the rare occasion if someone died in the home. In NC we have no obligation to disclose; we just can't lie if asked if we know the information.

Jun 22, 2016 09:44 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You just have to cope with the situation.

Jun 22, 2016 08:45 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Richard - I have not had to deal with any homes where the previous owner had died, or the house was haunted, at least none that I was aware of.

Jun 22, 2016 07:19 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I haven't but know of homes sold with history of deaths.

Jun 22, 2016 06:13 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richard Lowery - with the exception of few buyers, most buyers would care less for this...

Jun 22, 2016 04:04 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have had clients that felt vibes good and bad. That is as close as it has come. I did showed a house where a mass murder had occured in the bedroom. The whole time I thought about it but never mentioned it to the buyer because she didn't like the floor plan.

Jun 22, 2016 01:08 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

In California we used to have to disclose if someone died w/in 7 years, now it's 3 and the exception list has grown.  I've heard back east some places it's against the law to even ask!


Some agents disclose it in the agent remarks, others wait until escrow.  My broker almost listed one of Charlie Manson's hideouts... that's the closest we've gotten to a famous, or infamous, house.  He turned down the listing!

Jun 22, 2016 08:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

On our state seller's disclosure the seller needs to disclose.

Jun 22, 2016 06:06 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Looks like a bargain at $550K.


Jun 22, 2016 05:05 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont pay much attention when people suggest that a home is haunted, but it is not something that would induce me to buy either.

Jun 22, 2016 05:03 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

There is no way I wuld have any interest!

Jun 22, 2016 04:59 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I really had a client pass on a property because someone died in the house .

Jun 22, 2016 03:40 AM