Since I haven't been an agent for a good many years now, I had no intention of posting to the "March to a Solution | ActiveRain March 2023 Challenge" .
Then I remembered a strange situation.
We were selling what we referred to in those days as a 'Hippie Cabin." We had a lot of those in the 80's and early 90's after the hippies who flooded our mountains in the 70's got tired of living like the early pioneers.
The couple that owned the cabin was divorcing, but things seemed to be going well until they got into a dispute over a painting. When she moved out she took it with her, and he wanted it back.
He said he wouldn't sign the closing papers unless she gave him the painting. She said she wouldn't hand over the painting unless he had signed the closing papers.
Neither trusted the other to carry through if one of them acted first.
We finally resolved the issue by placing the painting in trust with the attorney whose office was handling the closing.
I never saw the painting, but the agents who did see it said they wondered why anyone wanted it!
Could we have done something to avoid this? I doubt it. Divorcing couples who are determined to do battle will find a reason.
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