City of Alamogordo, NM tries to pass ordinance to hold Realtors responsible for maintaince of Listed Property.

Real Estate Agent with Affinity Real Estate

So Last night, the Alamogordo City Commission tries to pass ordinance 1380 to amend Chapters 14 and 26 to increase responsibility of the condition of vacant properties. This proposition reads in part as follows "Whereas, realtors or agents often offer vacant properties for sale or lease and are in a position to regularly inspect the properties they offer to determine whether the property needs cleaning to be in compliance with provisions of the code;"

Yep, I am not kidding! Many local REALTORS would agree that Alamogordo Beautification is extremely important and would be happy to participate in any program the City of Alamogordo or anyone would like to implement. However, pointing fingers and ultimately making REALTORS responsible for vacant properties is absurd and definitely not the right approach. What happen to cooperation between local organizations and City Officials?

If you are interested in listening to this obsurdity yourself check out this link. But first let me say, I am extremely proud of The Otero County Board of REALTORS President Lebron Little for his professional representation of all the REALTORS here in Alamogordo and for educationing the members of the Alamogordo City Commission.

Many of the members of the Otero County Association of REALTORS were present last night, even though they were there until after midnight. In a nut shell, the City Commission has tabled this ordinance to review this proposal. Really? That was probably a smart idea.


Comments (2)

Michele Sims
Affinity Real Estate, LLC - Alamogordo, NM

Thankfully, our Association President told them that we would not be responsible for this. And the city commissioner informed them that this was not legal! Not sure why it got as far as it did - another case of people not thinking things through clearly. 

Jul 29, 2010 04:46 AM
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

Good job by your Board President - things like this just go to prove that you MUST keep an eye on rules proposed, not just those passed by local government!  Just because they are elected doesn't mean they have common sense.

Aug 04, 2010 07:26 AM