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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I disclosure everything I know about the property. But even as Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA mentioned nearby cities have a lot of properties where all kinds of movies are shot, I never had one so far any sex industry related. Not yet? Usually, those are big mentions whose owners rent them for a very short time and make very good money ( good for them!). As per sex club, you have to have a license ( so all info is public), otherwise it is illegal. 

Aug 18, 2017 09:15 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

It looks like a really nice home that updated. The only problem with it would be the pervs that get attracted to stuff like that. Once it's on the internet, it can hardly be stopped.

In IL, no disclosure necessary (as I swing from the pole in the basment).

Aug 18, 2017 03:59 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Disclosure likely depends on jurisdiction - my thoughts(perhaps because I'm in California) if Mrs Kravitz(the nosy neighbor from the '60s television show Bewitched! knows --- it's best to disclose and sooner than later.  

Hopefully listing agent Mynor from KW is aware of what is required in Maryland.  

Aug 18, 2017 09:04 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jeff Pearl  It should be disclose.

Aug 18, 2017 03:26 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Interesting. I might disclose it anyway. it could get someone to pay higher so they had bragging rights of a certain type. Persoanlly it wouldn't bother me if I wanted it.

Aug 18, 2017 02:59 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

unless there's a law prohibiting disclosing that information, it's always been my policy to disclose whatever information would make a potential buyer change his/her mind... then you'll never get in trouble....

Aug 18, 2017 02:16 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No and thank God!  Inna Ivchenko could you imagine how many houses in the San Fernando Valley would need a disclosure for this or for having shot porn in there?  That place used to be the porn shooting capital of the world.

Aug 18, 2017 08:18 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Not in Tennesse you wouldn't or shouldn't have to. 

Aug 18, 2017 06:20 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Barbara Todaro - best practice is to disclose what we know. 

Aug 18, 2017 05:32 PM
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

The key word in the first sentence  "Infamous", would lead me to believe Yes you should disclose it.

Aug 18, 2017 02:54 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Jeff if this is something that I know would bother a client enough that they wouldn't want the home, yes I would.

Aug 18, 2017 02:24 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Actually, looks like a beautiful home. Not sure one needs to make a point of disclosing, although new owners might get some interesting visitors from time to time.  Knowing this would bother some buyers and not others. 

Aug 19, 2017 04:27 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Not in NC or SC, Jeff Pearl.

Aug 18, 2017 06:33 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It may help with getting publicity

Aug 18, 2017 06:14 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

 It does not have to be disclosed here only if there are latent defects. But yes I believe you should disclose it to your clients if you know.


Aug 18, 2017 06:10 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

All my homes were and are...we party like it's a nightclub here and we have lots of...

Aug 18, 2017 05:49 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No need to do so by law in most states!

Aug 18, 2017 04:35 PM
Chuck Mixon
The Keyes Company - Cutler Bay, FL
Cutler Bay Specialist, GRI, CDPE, BPOR

In Florida the law is clear, as long as it does not effect the house Materially it does not need to be disclosed. The example use in most  real estate class if if a murder takes place, there is not need to to disclose.  Where I see a gray line is if there been a fire in the house in the past does that need to be disclosed?  you go into the  and you can see the smoke stains and sometime light damage, Home inspector see this  some mention it other don't? For sure that is material damage as it leave visible signs in the attic.

As for s sex club  as long as all the evidence has been removed, I would think there nothing material wrong with the house.

Aug 18, 2017 03:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not know about any requirement but I would disclose the background. This home is in a prime location.

Aug 18, 2017 02:40 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

It is a beautiful home. Our disclosure statement would not require anyone to have to disclosure that previous use. 

Aug 18, 2017 01:59 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Disclose everything.

Aug 19, 2017 10:59 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It might make for some interesting late night callers. Disclose to be safe

Aug 19, 2017 10:39 AM
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

The writer called it "infamous" because she was never invited.

Aug 19, 2017 07:46 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

The law in your state should be the determining factor in disclosure.

Aug 19, 2017 05:08 AM
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I'm not sure if it's a required disclosure.

Aug 19, 2017 04:55 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am not sure if you have to but it may be a good idea

Aug 18, 2017 06:20 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I would without hesitation or reservation. Of course a thorough cleaning as in TSP on the walls, floors and surfaces if not painting would be nice to say

Aug 18, 2017 06:15 PM
Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

Jeff well that's a new one on me. Never heard of this before, at least not in our area.

Aug 18, 2017 04:47 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

not a question our state bothered to include on the disclosure form ;:-)

if there were any current code violations disclosure would be required, and if it were recent with the possibility of people mosying up to the door expecting something other than a respectable family living there it would be relevant.

should one need to disclose a property formerly used as a parsonage to an atheist?

I believe in full disclosure of relevant facts but some things are just not relevant, imho, common sense prevails.

Aug 18, 2017 02:37 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


In our state, we would disclose regardless if the law required it or not.  We would disclose!  A

Aug 18, 2017 02:03 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Not a required disclosure in PA

Aug 18, 2017 02:01 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would think it would be a good idea.

Aug 20, 2017 05:40 AM
Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

At least Smudge it thoroughly

Aug 19, 2017 07:01 PM
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Might increase one's libido? I could hear the courtcase now, "Your Honor my husband was such a nice man but after we moved into this home he started to want sex!" Yeah, better disclose!

Aug 19, 2017 02:29 PM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

IMO anything you know about the house should be disclosed, otherwise you are hiding information that while not important to you does not mean it's not important to others. Yes, to me any death in the house, normal or otherwise is something I need to know if I'm buying the house. This sex house could be a factor in ones decision to buy.  Be open with any disclosures and don't try to hide things from the buyers

Aug 19, 2017 07:32 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeff Pearl The only thing left are the ghosts of past participants. Since we don't disclose haunted houses, I don't believe it has to be disclosed. It is really up to the listing agent.

Aug 19, 2017 06:32 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I don't believe it's on the mandatory "disclose" list and does not appear to be material. The history seems to be public information, anyway.

Aug 19, 2017 06:16 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not here and luckily have not had one.

Aug 19, 2017 05:07 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you.

Aug 19, 2017 04:39 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeff Pearl - interesting! Never came across any such thing - yet!

Aug 18, 2017 11:03 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

During a home hunting the agent told us that 5 br and 5 bath each had a separate exit door belonged to Madame Cat from San Francisco. As the soliders from Fort Ord, CA left guard duty, they stopped at the Madame Cat's house. Years later it was on the market it became more a traditional home, all remodeled such as above.  

Aug 18, 2017 02:25 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow what if ex client show up in the middle of the night for some fun?


Aug 20, 2017 08:39 AM