Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.)

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JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
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I did with a couple of homes I bought at a sheriff sales. The husband had not told his wife he had lost the house. We had to go through the Prothonotary's office to have the sheriff and his deputies knock on their door and tell them they had 24 hours to move out. The other one didn't want to leave but we agreed with her pastor to let her stay for one month while the church helped her find housing.  

Jan 14, 2016 05:04 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
CMG Financial - Newport Beach, CA
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Seems like the police call could have been handled differently. If the neighbor called and said the man exposed himself, this would be a crime they could prosecute.

Jan 14, 2016 08:18 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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No, thank goodness. I have heard it is very hard to get them out.

Jan 14, 2016 11:19 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Paul,

Interesting how the police's hands are tied in this instance.  We had one living in a small office building we were representing 3,000 square feet with a lovely zen garden, an architectural gem.  I had shown the building the week before, and no one was there.  I locked it up.  The following week I had an appointment to show it.  I let my client in and we walked in to a radio blaring, a hot plate on, and a Christmas tree in the space.   No one was home.  I called the owner whose office was a couple of doors away.  He removed all the stuff, and we changed the locks, etc.  A

Jan 14, 2016 04:42 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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Not Yet, Thankfully.

Jan 17, 2016 12:22 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
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Paul - Sorry to hear that.

I have not had any issues with that with my listings, but had seen where it looked like squatters were living in a couple homes I had shown a few years ago. I immediately notified the listing agent.

Jan 16, 2016 07:00 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Oh yes. I put myself in a dangerous position. That's according to the sheriff's office when they finally showed up. It wasn't even a bank owned house. I never had squatters in my bank owned properties. Here's the link to that post I wrote. I think five people ended up being arrested and mainly due to other crimes they had commited in the area. 

Jan 15, 2016 09:03 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Never had a squatter but someone dropped or left a dog in the back yard.  

Jan 15, 2016 02:24 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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"they told me that they couldn't come on the property to apprehend or escort  the homeless man off the property  without written permission of the owner"

It's the responsibility of the homeowner to protect their property...

Jan 14, 2016 10:23 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Not on residential, but once with a commercial listing! They climbed through a window! Police were involved to secure the property!

Jan 14, 2016 09:48 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Many years ago when there were lots of REO properties, I reported it and the bank had it "boarded up".  

Jan 14, 2016 09:37 PM
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Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
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Wow!  I can honestly say I haven't had one of those.  I was just going to say unless you consider the mice!  What did you do?

Jan 14, 2016 09:21 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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No. I have not had the problem.

Jan 14, 2016 08:18 PM
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Bob Crane
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Fortunately not on any of my properties.

But we did come across one a few years ago in and REO, and the listing agent gave the guy permission to be there.

Jan 14, 2016 07:28 PM
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 Good morning Paul. Squatters were covered quite extensively in real estate school.

Jan 14, 2016 05:31 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Paul. I have had a couple of my Realtor referral partners mentioned the issue, what a pain that must be.

Jan 14, 2016 05:06 PM
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Sharon Kowitz
CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Fonville Morisey Cary, NC - Cary, NC
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Thankfully no!! 

Jan 14, 2016 02:20 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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Yes, it was bank owned and with the letter of agency from the bank the police let me file a report and asked him to leave the property.  

Jan 14, 2016 01:06 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Yes an I have had to run them off and tell them not to come back or I would have to call the police. Then I double secured the doors and windows so they couldn't get back in.

Jan 14, 2016 12:49 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington - now that's something serious for sure.

Fortunately, nothing of that sort has happened to me - yet.

Jan 14, 2016 12:22 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Fortunately I have not!

Jan 14, 2016 11:30 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

Thankfully, no squatters to date.  I'd like to keep it going that way.  

How did you solve the problem at your listing? 

Jan 14, 2016 11:22 AM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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No! Not any!!

Jan 14, 2016 10:53 AM
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Thankfully no! Hope it stays that way. 

Jan 14, 2016 09:35 AM
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William Feela
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One time but caught it right away and with a security staff it was easily taken care of

Jan 14, 2016 09:15 AM
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Will Hamm
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So far not at all and hopes it stays that way

Jan 14, 2016 09:11 AM
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Noah Seidenberg
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No and I sure hope I don't. I have heard of it happening.

Jan 14, 2016 09:04 AM
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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

If he was urinating through her fence he was obviously exposing himself and should have been arrested for that. Especially if the neighbor had small children.

Jan 14, 2016 08:51 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Thankfully no!

Jan 14, 2016 08:47 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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I've had issues but not like this one.  Here they would take him away for indecent exposure.

Jan 14, 2016 08:46 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I just sat in on a lockout of someone who was residing at a place my investor client got from foreclosure.  This is infrequent but it does happen.  Had a possible tresspasser on a vacant listing (gardener forgot to lock a gate and it banged in some high winds).  I went over there and checked the property while very well armed.  Thankfully, no issues.

Jan 14, 2016 08:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Luckily, that is one problem I have never had to face, knock on wood.

Jan 14, 2016 07:40 AM
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Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
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You have probably seen Pacific Heights.  It is very difficult to remove someone from your property in California. 

Jan 14, 2016 07:31 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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OH YES!!! Once I walked into a boarded up apartment building and it was a crack den!

Jan 14, 2016 05:26 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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Folks acutally moved into one house. Was not hard to get them out.

Vagrants floated through another.

I've always puzzeled when folks call the agent whose sign appears in the yard BEFORE they call their old neighbor.

Jan 14, 2016 05:15 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

Yes several as I do REO . One squatter we did Cash for Key and a week later they were back in the house .

Jan 14, 2016 04:56 AM
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Joy Bender
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No thank goodness

Jan 14, 2016 04:44 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. However, I have seen evidence of squatters while previewing foreclosures.

Jan 14, 2016 04:43 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Never have as I would have to get unpleasant.

Jan 14, 2016 04:43 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
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Paul,
Not my listings but I did show a house once where a guy who was supposed to be painting was living there.

Jan 14, 2016 04:23 AM