Nevada Real Estate >> Las Vegas Real Estate Specialist: March 2009

Diary Entry from Ground Zero: BE SAFE!

Hey guys I want to remind you about safety as I encountered a squatter in a foreclosed home today.  Yes, I just about tinkled my drawers!  I didn't have my pepper spray on me either as I took it out of my purse to go on the plane last week.  I announced sternly "GOOD AFTERNOON, REALTOR HERE" as I always do when I open the door.  I heard nothing and we proceeded in.  Windows and the slider were open and I screamed at the top of my lungs "GOOD AFTERNOON" and someone screamed back "GOOD AFTERNOON." 

 We bolted and I called the list agent to alert them that there was a squatter.  There was a truck parked in the driveway but it is typical for neighbors to park in foreclosed home driveways.  Just look for telltale signs of squatter droppings:  cars parked in driveways, windows open, sliders unlocked, blankets, pillows, empty bottles of 40s etc.  I have seen signs of squatters before and swear that some slip in the attic while I am showing but never encountered one.  Just be careful out there AND DO NOT SHOW AFTER DARK!  This was broad daylight!

Hawley's glock idea is not a bad one (as we laughed yesterday) and now the stun gun situation or even maybe a concealed weapon permit is NOT a bad idea.   Although ~ my husband declares me too psycho to carry a gun.

Also had 2 houses with rocks through windows, one of them the complete kitchen was missing, including cabinets. 

Had several showings with keys missing in lockboxes ON ONE STREET.  Luckily my brokerage provides me with survival skills and tools to be able to access these homes, THANK YOU NVRS!  I guess agents are back to the old games of stealing the keys.   I am mentally exhausted after today's challenges but I got two contracts done late from it!

Make SURE you notify the list agent if you ever see any unusual activity in homes - rocks through windows, stolen goods (like entire kitchens,) missing keys and most importantly SQUATTER droppings!

It's a crazy existence selling real estate in the Las Vegas area right now, folks.  I see lots of things but never encountered so much in one day.  A little overload if you will!  Be safe!  These were newer homes in decent neighborhoods.


Thanks,  Renée Burrows 702-580-1783 Broker/Owner, REALTOR®
 

 

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Diary Entry from Ground Zero: BE SAFE!
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