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Oh yes. The people even moved their horse and chickens into the yard. I had trouble getting the local police to deal with this. These people were looking to move into the house and make it their own.
The actual owner lived out of state. She got on the phone and raised hell and then I was able to meet the police at the house. When they found drugs in the garage, we got a lot more attention from the local law enforcement. Another agent had compromised the lockbox, and that is how these people had gotten in the house.
I can't remember for sure, but something like four people were arrested in connection with this situation.
None that we had listed, but we have had cabins broken into.
Stevens Point, WI
Yes, it has happened.
Stevens Point, WI
In my early days, I was working with some REOs in a changing neighborhood --- there were numerous break-ins and the home was "boarded up". It eventually sold to an investor.
No, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't happen.
Yes, some teenage boys camped out in it one night. A neighbor called and gave me the heads up.
Yes, I had it happen at two properties. In one someone kicked in the door but ran away from the neighbors dog being sent out to scare them away.
The other was surrounded by abandoned properties in a not-so-great neighborhood, and was being broken into weekly, it looked like the local kids hang out. All of the blinds in the house appeared to be slashed down the middle with a knife, but they didn't steal anything.
I have not listed one, but had one under contract, and someone stole all the copper plumbing. The buyer opted out.
Yes. Appliances and air conditioning compressors are easy targets.
yes...have one now
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School No, I haven't.
Thankfully, this has not happened to me. And I hope it never does!
Not broken into but I had an outdoor HVAC component stolen.
Unfortunately yes. On at least 2 occassions that quickly come to mind.
Good Thursday morning Capt. Wayne. I inspected a vacant home the other day that has a back door kicked in.
Captain Wayne - (Fingers crossed) Fortunately I have not had that happen to me or my clients yet, and hope it never does.
No Captain Wayne but I have heard about it happening to a coworker. It is a bad scene.
No, thank goodness.