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Still Amazed at the Types of Bugs, Rodents and Animals I Encounter at REOs In The South

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISTLE STOP REALTY LLC

Having been born and raised in the North, I must say it was quite a shock relocating to the South and seeing the many types of Spiders, Rodents, and various types of Animals. As I list a lot of REOs and have gone to homes which had been vacant for some time, I come across a lot of things that have left me shaking and wanting to run out of the property. I get laughs from the local agents who are used to them, however, there is a bit of danger to not knowing which Spiders and snakes are poisonous and which ones are not.

For instance, I met another agent at an REO listing last week and noticed several giant black and yellow spiders hanging outside of the house and when I gasped, the agent said, "oh don't worry, they are harmless". I stated any Spider that is the size of my head (I might be exaggerating), HAS to be dangerous!!!. The neighbors got a good laugh when they saw me running to get off of a deck when I spotted purple lizards darting up the stairs.

I GUESS THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT REAL ESTATE TRAINING CANNOT PREPARE YOU FOR. ENCOUNTERING SPIDERS AND LIZARDS AT FORECLOSURES ARE  2 OF THEM.

Carla Dimond
CATARRA - Mountain View, CA
(Silicon Valley)

Carol, I think if you go even further south you get more interesting bugs, rodents and animals. 

Aug 21, 2010 11:05 AM