What were they thinking?

Real Estate Agent with Town & Country Realtors

What were they thinking?

As Realtors, we see a lot of homes.  In those homes, we see a lot of ideas.  Not all ideas are good ideas.  Over the weekend I was showing a home in foreclosure.  This was one of the more unique properties I've had the experience to preview.  It appeared as though it could have been the pilot for Extreme Makeover, Bad Ideas Edition.

The weekend home made me think back to a radon mitigation that was done in one of my properties prior to closing.  The work was completed by a professional.  I'm just glad I was not the one paying for this work.radon gone bad  If you can't quite make it out, this system was installed through a shelving unit.  As one can clearly see, these are not nice or really permanent shelves either.  What's worse, the installer of this unit also does home inspections. 

Do you have similar stories or pictures?  Attach them with a story in the comment section.  We've all got them.  I'm just sorry I accidentally deleted the wash machine that discharged into a toilet...permanently via PVC.

Radon gone bad

Radon gone bad








Posted by


Eric Lanspa

Town & Country Realtors Inc.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Because there's a difference between for sale and SOLD!

Town & Country Realtors

Comments (3)

David A. McCloskey
Pacific Home Brokers, DRE License# 01776597 - Temecula, CA
Let's Make It Happen..NOW

Hi Eric, I don't think they were thinking at all. WOW!  And it was completed by a professional? Talk about primitive and simple. What next.


David A. McCloskey - Let's Make It Happen...NOW!


Coldwell Banker-Town & Country

Claremont, California



Apr 05, 2010 10:13 AM
Joel Friday
Keller Williams Classic Realty - Coon Rapids, MN
Make sure your home is "SOLD by Friday!"

He probably was given enough to complete the project as he did. Lame excuse but that is a poorly coached home owner that would do that to complete a project.

May 04, 2012 12:08 AM
James A. Browning
Browning Real Estate School/REO Institute - International, IT
MRE REOCertified(R) SSCertified

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Colorado

Jun 09, 2012 05:12 PM