During 2008 and 2009, I listed and sold over 50 REO properties. I was always conscious of the fact that although these properties were sold in "as is" condition, they needed to have utilities on, lawns cut and yes, snow removed.
Now, I am the first to admit that I did not have to deal with a storm of this magnitude but to those realtors out there who want to list these properties, the banks DO pay for snow removal. I called a listing agent today and asked him when he would have his reo listing shoveled out. His response was "when the snow melts". Come on, guys..do your job correctly or don't take REO listings.
So unless my buyer wants to wade through some hip deep snow, I guess we won't see this property. As I told my buyer, at least maybe no one else will see it either.
So before the readers of this beat me up too badly about not supporting my fellow realtors, please understand, that I am the biggest champion of my profession and my colleagues, but I do think it is important that we do as we signed up to do and not to mention do what we are being paid to do and take care of the REO properties.
Just my 2 cents...