Protecting our listings.

Real Estate Agent with North Pointe Realty

I had one of my rual listings broken into this weekend. It is located in the country and set

back a long ways from the main road. The owner left in a hurry as he is horse breeder. He

was to be gone a few weeks and that turned into months. His land had gotten very over

grown with weeds. The price is right and this property has had many showings. I got

a call this weekend that the house had been robbed. They had pulled in a truck and

trailer and wiped him out. They took everything stove, refrigerator, washer dryer and

even cleaned out the sheds.

Is this happening in your areas? This happened in a small town Buhl, Idaho. There has

been alot in Boise in the upper end model homes, but in a small community it shows

that times are getting harder. Our vacant homes are going to have to do more to

appear lived in.


Comments (3)

April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

In a rural area, people leaving may want to put in an alarm!  We had some of this going on - in city areas last year.  A for sale sign in the yard was an open invite for a crew to show up on a work day and clean out the house while the sellers were at work!

Aug 02, 2008 11:30 AM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Sandy, this is a sad state of affairs! This is kind of scary. Later in the rain~Deb

Aug 02, 2008 11:32 AM
David Slavin
Keller Williams Premier - Katy, TX
CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier

If homes are vacant and look like it then yes many are getting appliances stolen and/or vandalized.

Aug 03, 2008 06:49 AM