Meth Labs in Abandoned Homes

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Our policy has always been, disclose, disclose, disclose...Can't get hurt if you disclose. A

Apr 14, 2014 03:27 AM #1
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

This disclosure is actually a part of our state mandated disclosure.

Apr 14, 2014 03:49 AM #2
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

This would have to be disclosed by the seller for sure!!!

Apr 14, 2014 05:22 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Apr 14, 2014 05:29 AM #4
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

Roy must disclose and hopefully you can disclose that it is now clean!

Have a great day in MD!

Apr 14, 2014 05:34 AM #5
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Disclose and check dea website to see if site has already be decontaminated if possible.

Apr 14, 2014 06:00 AM #6
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 Wow I am not sure what Texas does about this. As far as I know we only have to disclose if someone died of unnatural causes. Interesting!

Apr 14, 2014 07:33 AM #7
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

That is a good question disclosure is smart ..interesting that there are side effects

Apr 14, 2014 07:36 AM #8
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I know that it does need to be disclosed Roy, it is a hazardous situation.

Apr 14, 2014 07:40 AM #9
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a most productive week.

Apr 14, 2014 08:13 AM #10
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Roy...if we know it we have to disclose it. 

Apr 14, 2014 10:49 AM #11
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Roy, thankfully, I haven't got that situation at Fishhawk Lake! An occasional hoarder (outside our community), or simply bad 70s decor, but that's about it! 

Apr 14, 2014 01:24 PM #12
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

We disclose in Tennessee. I can say that I am not aware of being in any meth house that I know of. I am not sure I would take the opportunity to show one.

Apr 14, 2014 10:37 PM #14
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

It is relatively new here but taking the area by storm. I have been very lucky that i have not had any in mine but have seen it and smelled it in others REO listings. They are quick to come in, quick to leave and what they leave behind is a nightmare. If agents dont know they have been in one, they have not, because the smell is so putrid it takes your breathe away, blinds your eyes and will be a memory you will never forget. These properties should be immediately posted with warnings for others such as bpo agents, appraisers and or buyers. 

Apr 14, 2014 11:04 PM #15
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, if meth has been found in a property, that has to be disclosed.     I once showed a condo that had disclosed, and the EPA said every porous surface in the property would have to be removed and taken down the studs.    My buyer walked.

Apr 14, 2014 11:31 PM #16
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, again, for your feedback. Every agent needs to take great care when entering properties that have been vacant for extended periods.

Apr 14, 2014 11:33 PM #17
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Roy, part of our property disclosure has a spot for a former meth lab being on the premises. What is this world coming to?

Apr 15, 2014 12:13 AM #18
Tamir Ness
Ness Property Management Group - Naples, FL
Love It, Breath It, Live It!

Let's put our marketing hats on and figure out how turn that into a feature! 

Apr 15, 2014 07:45 AM #19
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