Active Rain Member Comes Through for Me!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty 202789

Wall LeakThanks so much to Jay Markanich ! I had a tenant email me a picture showing some water damage in the middle of a bedroom wall.  This wasn’t on the ceiling, it was right smack in the middle of the wall!  I was stumped on what it could be, but I figured there was either a plumbing leak, damaged siding or a roof leak.  However, I didn’t want to call three tradesmen out to assess the situation because that would mean three different service call fees to charge to my owner.


I emailed Jay and sent him the picture.  I told him my theories, and asked for his expert opinion on what was most likely.  He graciously answered me, we emailed back and forth a few times, and he was able to determine that it was probably the roof.  I sent out Baker Roofing, and they found the leak.  Thanks to Jay I was able to save my owner a little money and get the problem solved quickly! 

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Dawn Brenengen

Broker/Owner of Trailwood Realty, LLC

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Comments (8)

Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Dawn Brenengen Hopefully the home will not start a crop of black mold in between the walls. Nice post!

Dec 28, 2014 10:45 PM
Fred Cope
Reliant Realty in Nashville, TN - Nashville, TN
Looking For Homes With A Smile

Dawn, I would suggest that Jay has had to deal with a number of drips as a home inspector, so he is the right guy to turn to; but Jay himself, is no drip, but a Rainmaker® to br proudly called a friend in deed by Rainers®.


Jay is what you come to appreciate about ActiveRain®.  We all appreciate Jay. 

Dec 28, 2014 10:51 PM
Dawn Brenengen
Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty - Raleigh, NC
Sales and Management

Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI Indeed! The water was a quick, one time event that dried quickly, so we're not too worried.  Thank goodness!

Dec 29, 2014 12:45 AM
Dawn Brenengen
Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty - Raleigh, NC
Sales and Management

Fred Cope Jay's knowledge was so spot on, I'd highly recommend him for a buyer's inspection if I was in his area.  That's what was so great about him.  He helped out in an instant, even though I'm not in his market.  SO awesome of him!

Dec 29, 2014 12:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dawn Brenengen KUDOS to Jay for assisting you and saving on three separate service calls!    ActiveRain is so helpful in so many ways!   Glad you saved your homeowner.

Dec 29, 2014 10:04 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Dawn ... love your post and Jay did come through, and your post has been featured to the group:

Activerain & Member (Plugs)

Jan 03, 2015 06:22 AM
Dawn Brenengen
Dawn Brenengen - Trailwood Realty - Raleigh, NC
Sales and Management

Thanks Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz !

Jan 04, 2015 05:30 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Your welcome 

Jan 04, 2015 10:36 AM