You never know what you will find in bank owned homes. Some times it is treasures and other times surprises. I do not really like surprises. Being called on a Saturday, "could I list a local bank owned home" was a good surprise.
The catch was I had to head out to the home right away. Get the locks changed and home secured. Pulling up there was tell tale signs it was vacant. We gained entry, posted possession of the property and got the locks changed. Then was time to explore the home. You never know what people leave. Some rooms empty and some rooms with some furniture left behind. Going upstairs into the dark, two eyes shined in the dark from the flash light hitting them.
Scream, run, spray the pepper spray... were options. Peaking back around the corner on the old bed was a tiger. Lucky for me not real, but stuffed.
Another exciting day in real estate. With estimates in place to clean out the home. The appraisal already complete. Soon another home left behind will be made like new. Ready for a first time buyer to purchase and make back into a home.
In the end, the lesson here was this home was first assigned to a big franchise agent. They did not have time to go check the home. Change the locks and report back to the asset manager. This asset manager asked her fellow asset managers who could get the job done and my name was given. I answered my phone. I went to the home without haste and completed all the tasks same day required.
It is important that every Buyer or Seller should not just choose any agent, choose the BEST agent for the job. Having an agent that works for you is a must.
My philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. Those that hire me, find a dedication like no other.