They Stole My Fence!

Reblogger Jon Quist
Real Estate Agent with REALTY EXECUTIVES TUCSON ELITE DRE# SA113961000

Best foreclosure story yet. I've seen pretty much everything stolen, from a garage door (2 car) to baseboards to carpet padding(they left the carpet rolled up) to A/C's, to an entire kitchen, including all the cabinets and the island. But never a fence. You win!

This gets the prize. I don't think anything can top this story!

Original content by Michael S. Bolton

My Fence is Gone!

When measuring the outside of an REO property I was accosted by the neighbor, he wanted to know if I knew where the past owner had moved to. I told him I didn't have clue, and then he asked me if I could find out for him. I'm not sure if he thought I was Sherlock Holmes, but I told him that I was just the lowly appraiser. I then made the mistake of asking him why he needed to find his ex-neighbor so bad. "They stole my FENCE!", he shouted. He then proceeded to tell me that he went to let his dog out one morning, only to find the fence he helped pay for was gone, and how he had to chase his dog throughout the neighborhood trying to catch-it.

He probably should of invested in a little obedience training (for the dog), but it's probably easier just putting up a fence. I'm not sure how he didn't notice a fence being taken down. I really felt bad for the guy, not only did he lose his fence, but now he has to look at all of the treasures the past owner left behind.

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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I enjoyed reading the story. I feel sorry for him though. If he did not see it happening he cannot blame anyone anyway.

Nov 23, 2011 02:22 AM #1
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

 Yep Michael wins that takes the fence cake!

Nov 23, 2011 02:45 AM #2
Clay R. Seay
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Saint Augustine, FL

Too funny, sort of. I have seen Sellers take out a dishwasher and replace it with one that did not work, remove bedroom furniture in a condo that was sold furnished and one home owner take the custom pool fence even though she moved to a condo and no use for it, but I think taking the fence does top the list.

Nov 23, 2011 03:43 AM #3
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Jon, good story!

I hope your Thanksgiving Day is filled with blessings and happiness.

Nov 24, 2011 07:31 AM #4
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

I don't know what's worse...a stripped home or a stripped yard. Realistically, a fence is cheaper to replace than heating, A/C, water heater and all kitchen appliances in most cases.

Jan 14, 2012 05:33 PM #5
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