May I Cut your Grass Mister?

Real Estate Agent with Real Living Real Estate Solutions

Ah, memories of a young lad walking from house to house, looking to make a little pocket change. Fast forward to present day and many neighborhoods are looking shabby and homeowners are up in arms at the appearance of their neighbors houses due to foreclosures and bank owned properties.

A simple solutions. They can just cut the lawn for them (as noone else seems to want to) and make it look presentable. There's only one small issue. They could be cited for trespassing and the liability if they got injured while on that property is one that the banks do not want to incur.

Now, the odds that a bank, maybe located across the country, will know who swooped in and ran their mower over someone's yard are small. But a neighbor does have to know what the risks are.

Homeowner Associations are also experiencing an overall lack of funds due to all of the owners who have not or cannot pay their HOA dues. As a result, the public and common areas have suffered and there are cases where groups of owners have gotten together to mow lawns and plant flowers.

Overall, the pride of ownership is something that many communities want to keep alive!

Comments (4)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

I've heard stories about neighbors keeping up the lawns, but there is a liability issue that cannot be ignored. What happens if/when there is an injury on the property? Not a good outcome.

Sep 25, 2009 03:03 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Jim,  Maybe we need to return to the times where a neighbor took care things rather than worry about who's nose gets bent out of joint !

Sep 25, 2009 03:13 AM
Gary Poppens
Keller Williams Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls, SD

The last short sale I had this summer I kept the lawn mowed for the entire summer other realtors and neighbors asked why, all I said its the thing to do.

Sep 25, 2009 03:20 AM
Jim Hirschhorn
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
GRI, Real Living - Orlando

I agree Bill. gary, my grass in Orlando is getting a bit high, so if you are free this weekend...:)


Sep 25, 2009 05:57 AM