I was hobnobbing with my fellow agents the other day when one shared that they were having a really bad time with their next door neighbor. We don't really appreciate having a good neighbor until you get a really bad one. This neighbor is an alcoholic, intimidating, large in size, unreasonable, and doesn't like anyone. In addition, he likes to pay people back
YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE....COMING YOUR WAY
He tried to set up my agent friend by alleging to anyone who would pay attention that the agent molested his 3 year old daughter. Well, that did it for the agent and his wife. They were livid...they put up with the parties, the beer bottles, the verbal, mental, and psychical abuse and now this....?
WHAT IS A PERSON TO DO...?
The agent called Child services and reported this so that it could be brought out into the light and of course documented. Have no doubt.... my dear reader that the agent did not do this foul deed. Child services screws up the call and documents that the agent was molested, not the little 3 year old. Yes, it is hard to believe.
Consequently the police come out to take a report and the agent has to tell them that he was not molested, but that the neighbor is alleging that he molested the neighbors 3 year old. Whew...
NIGHTMARE ON ELM YOUR STREET
The police go over there and get the disorderly neighbor to admit that it never happened and.... this is done with children and wife present. The record reflects this. Now, the neighbor wants to get even with the agent at all costs.
I SAID....ONE OF YOU HAS TO GO...THE AGENT SAID...... HIM AND HIS WIFE WERE LEAVING
The agent is going to move (after 10 years there) and put his house up for sale. Now, he has to disclose this neighbor to buyers & agents and what has been going on for months and months. I consider it a material fact in whether to purchase this home or not. Consequently, it will affect the sale and the value.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?....I SHARED WHAT I WOULD DO
I told the agent to go over there and make the peace at all costs because in the end, YOU are going lose time and money. He admits that and..... doesn't know what to expect but, that it will be a challenge..He threatens to sue if he cant sell and I said it will only make it worse plus stigmatize the property even further....
THE VALUE OF A GOOD NEIGHBOR...ISN'T KNOWN UNTIL YOU DO KNOW
If you have a good neighbors like I do...we share cookies, cakes, breads, fruits, stories and hellos all year long. For the neighbors that are not real close to me, I can honestly say there is no problems even though we do have our disagreements from time to time. All petty I might add...
If you have a good neighbor, appreciate it because........ having a bad neighbor is hell......