Where is that man going with the kitchen cabinets???

Real Estate Agent with EWM Realtors

Now this is a true story, I was on my way to show a property this morning and as I pulled up to the house I hesitated for a moment because there was a moving truck and the listing agent did not tell me there were people moving out today.  I parked and asked my clients to give me a moment as I checked to see what was going on....I knocked and a lady opened the door, I identified myself and told her I was coming to show the property and she said "oh yes come in no problem".  So I got my clients and went into the house, it was apparent they were moving -the only problem is that they were taking EVERYTHING with them right down to the kitchen cabinets.  It was just such a bad impression for my clients and I was shocked that they just kept doing their thing without a care in the world.  I was unsure what to do as I believe these were the tenats not the owners- so I contacted the listing agent who could not believe what I was telling him and said he was going over to the house.  Not really sure what happened at the end of the day.

Needless to say I left with my clients but it was the second house that I had showed that week that was completely gutted of appliances and everything else.  It is truly sad to see these new homes in these conditions. In speaking with a couple of people regarding this issue I have gotten very mixed responses.  There are those that say well the homeowner lost his/her home, it is just a way of getting something back and others believe these people are committing a crime and should be penalized for it.  What's your take on it?




Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Concepts - Des Moines, IA
Serving the metro since 2003

Nayla: It's not that bad here, yet.

May 02, 2009 04:17 PM
Terrylynn Fisher
Dudum Real Estate Group - - Walnut Creek, CA
HAFA Certified, EcoBroker, CRS, CSP Realtor, Etc.

It's horrible people become just crazy under stress..I don't understand how ethical, honest, hardworking people can justify this, even under stress.  Character, Integrity are what you do when no one is looking.

May 02, 2009 05:55 PM
Nayla Benitez
EWM Realtors - Brickell, FL

Matt- hopefully it will not get to that in your part of town- it's truly horrible.

Terrylynn-I know I find it hard to believe myself!

May 03, 2009 01:22 AM